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Problepsis delphiaria Guenťe 
Argyria delphiaria Guenťe, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen. Lep. 10:14.
Problepsis auriculifera Warren, 1897, Novit. zool., 4: 59.
Problepsis argentisquama Warren, 1899, Ibid. 6: 337.
Problepsis delphiaria Guenťe; Holloway, 1976: 64.

Problepsis delphiaria

Diagnosis. The smallest of the white Bornean species, P. delphiaria has a relatively much larger forewing ocellus, with the darker markings extending into the continuation of the medial fascia to the tornus. The faint brown postmedial is more strongly sinuous on the forewing and of more irregular course on the hindwing, and the submarginal row of grey spots is more uneven.

Geographical range. India, Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The species is rare, taken in lowland localities with disturbed habitats present.

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