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Birthama congrua Walker comb. n.
Susica congrua
Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 6:172.
Thosea simplex Snellen, in Piepers & Snellen, 1900: 64.
Mambarona congrua Walker; Hering, 1931: 685.

Birthama congrua

Birthama congrua(Java)

Both sexes are pale reddish brown and fawn, sexual differences being as in the generic description. The male genitalia have the aedeagus curved, tapering to a point and the gnathus deeply bifid.

Taxonomic notes. The taxa pelochroa West (Mindanao) and dyscrita West (Luzon) are probably synonymous and the senior synonym, pelochroa, should be given subspecific rank, stat. n., for Philippines congrua.

Geographical range. Sundaland; Philippines; Sulawesi; Lombok, Flores; Timor.

Habitat preference. The species has mainly been taken in the lowlands, particularly from riverine and coastal localities, though one male was taken at 1000m in lower montane forest on G. Mulu.

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