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Scopula opicata Fabricius
Phalaena opicata Fabricius, 1798, Ent. Syst., Suppl. p. 457.
Pigia infantularia Guenťe, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen. Lep., 10: 20.
Micronia vanaria Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 23: 860.

Scopula opicata (x 1.16)

Diagnosis. The pattern of straight fasciae on a bone-white ground is distinctive. The forewing fasciae converge at the apex of the wing.

Geographical range. Tropical Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Hainan, Burma, Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi, Timor, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. Only one Bornean specimen has been seen, collected at the end of the previous century in Sandakan.

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