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Eupithecia rigida Swinhoe
Eupithecia rigida Swinhoe, 1892, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1892 (25): 2.
Eupithecia rigida sporadica Prout, 1932, Mem. Soc. zool. France, 29: 442.
Eupithecia rigida Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 66.

Eupithecia rigida
(x 1.47)

Diagnosis. The wings are very dark grey, almost black, with a fine, rather punctate double white postmedial on each wing. These are more evident at the dorsum of both wings and at the forewing costa. There is a similar but faint submarginal that is expanded subtornally on the forewing. This is the largest Bornean Eupithecia.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics to as far east as New Caledonia; E. Africa, Madagascar (ssp. sporadica).

Habitat preference. The single Bornean specimen seen was from 1620m on G. Kinabalu.

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