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Calletaera subexpressa Walker 
Acidalia subexpressa Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 23: 773.
Macaria ruptaria Walker, 1861, Ibid. 23: 937, syn. n.
Calletaera subexpressa Walker; Holloway, 1976: 78

Calletaera subexpressa

Calletaera subexpressa

This is a relatively small species with a broad greyish band distal to the postmedial on both wings. On the forewing the postmedial forms a darker chevron at the dorsum often joined by a similar dark chevron within the grey band. The grey band is dark brown on the underside.

Taxonomic notes. Examination of type material indicates subexpressa and ruptaria are conspecific.

Geographical range. Nepal, N.E. Himalaya, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The species is rare in the lowlands, most frequently encountered in lower montane forest, particularly on limestone, and also recorded from upper montane forest.

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