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Pasiphila palpata Walker comb. n.  
Cidaria palpata Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 25: 1404.
Eupithecia variegata Moore, 1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 479.
Eupithecia virescens Moore, 1887, Ibid., 3: 479.
Chlorocystis palpata sspp. diechusa Prout, javana Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.)
6: 422-3.
Chloroclystis palpata wongi Holloway, 1976: 68.

Pasiphila palpata
(paratype of wongi)
(x 1.33)

Pasiphila palpata
(paratype of wongi)
(x 1.33)

Diagnosis. The facies is similar to that of the next three species except the hindwings are paler, more clearly fasciated. The labial palps are longer than in subpalpata Prout but not as long as in coelica Prout or sayata Holloway: they are pale fawn throughout rather than dark brown or with the third segment dark.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, W. China; Borneo (ssp. wongi); Java (ssp. javana).

Habitat preference. The species is common on G. Kinabalu but has yet to be recorded from other mountains. It occurs abundantly at 2400m, but ranges from 1930m to 3150m.

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