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Idaea chotaria Swinhoe 
   
Idaea chotaria Swinhoe, 1886, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1885: 858.
   
Ptychopoda pallidivestis Warren, 1896, Novit. zool. 3: 378.
   
Acidalia remissata Fuchs, 1902, Jb. nassau. Verh. Naturk. 55: 89.


Idaea chotaria (Luzon)


Diagnosis. This is a small, fawn-coloured species, readily distinguished by the somewhat arcuate pinkish grey band around the tornus distal to the forewing postmedial. This is present also on the hindwing but fainter. Some specimens of marcidaria have a slight band but it is less arcuate and usually entire.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Hainan, Hong Kong, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Adonara, Timor, Philippines.

Habitat preference. A single specimen was taken in a cocoa plantation at Tuaran in the lowlands of Sabah in 1997.

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