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Nirmides basalis Walker  
Susica basalis
Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 6:172.
Nirma micron van Eecke, 1929, Zool. Meded. Leiden 12: 118.
Nirmides basalis Walker; Hering, 1931: 702; Barlow, 1982: 40.

Nirmides basalis

Nirmides basalis

Nirmides basalis

The forewings are distally purplish but the basal triangle is pale yellow; a few specimens have the basal triangle greyish as in purpurea below but differ in the characteristics of the submarginal and the male genitalia mentioned for that species.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken in a range of lowland habitats in Brunei, including swamp forest and dry heath forest. During the Mulu survey it was found to be common in hill dipterocarp forest at 150m on the Mulu transect, frequent in alluvial forest at Long Pala, and taken in small numbers in lowland limestone forest and in lower montane forest on both G. Mulu and G. Api. transects.

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