palpata Walker comb. n.
1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 25: 1404.
1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 479.
1887, Ibid., 3: 479.
diechusa Prout, javana Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.)
palpata wongi Holloway,
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
Geographical range. Indian Subregion, W. China; Borneo (ssp. wongi); Java
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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