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Zeheba lucidata Walker  
Macaria lucidata Walker, 1862 List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 26: 1651.

Zeheba lucidata

The interior margin of the hindwing dark border in the male is almost straight, darker and distinctly double; the posterior half of the hindwing dark border is paler, yellowish. The borders in lucidata are broader than in other Sundanian species.

Taxonomic notes. Holloway (1991) gave the range of lucidata as the Himalaya and all Sundaland. Information from Dr D. Stüning indicates that two species fly in Sumatra, one referable to the Himalayan Z. aureata Moore stat. rev., related to the Javan (+ Bali) Z. marginata Walker stat. rev., and the other referable to lucidata with the diagnostic features of facies mentioned above. The subapical process on the ventral arm of the valve in marginata is narrow, almost spine-like; in aureata it resembles lucidata in being more broadly based, obtusely angled basally and produced, acutely angled distally. Thus lucidata sensu Holloway (1991) is a complex of three species, though the difference between aureata and marginata may prove to be clinal.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. Several species have been taken in various lowland forest types, and one from lower montane forest at 1000m.

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