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Bracca georgiata Guenée
Panaethia georgiata Guenée, 1857, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen Lep., 10: 196.
Panaethia pervasata Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1109.
Arycanda discata Warren, 1897, Novit. zool. 4: 83.
Tigridoptera ptochopis Meyrick, 1897, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1897: 77.
Tigridoptera subradiata Warren, 1899, Novit. zool. 6: 48.
Arycanda georgiata Guenée; Holloway, 1976: 84.

Bracca georgiata

This and the other two Bracca species have very similar facies. The fasciae are narrowest in georgiata, more evenly broken, with less fusion. The forewing discal spot in georgiata is incorporated in the medial, which is much more angled than in maculosa, as are the more basal fasciae. In maculosa the discal spot is only slightly displaced distally from the medial and is still often incorporated within it. In subfumosa the discal spot is well separate from the medial, often closer to the next fascia distad. On the underside in georgiata the discal spots stand out against the weak surrounding fasciae (the outer ones are stronger); in maculosa the spots are pronounced throughout; in subfumosa the inner fasciae are strong, the outer markings weaker. Both male and female genitalia provide reliable diagnosis (see illustrations).

Geographical range. Borneo, Natuna Is., Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Sulawesi; Java, Philippines, Sangihe, Seram (ssp. pervasata with longitudinal dull orange streaks).

Habitat preference. Material has been taken in a wide range of forested localities from the lowlands to 1790m. There are some indications of a preference for recently disturbed forest (Holloway, Kirk-Spriggs & Chey, 1992).

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