Paradiopa parthenia Prout,
1928, Sarawak Mus. J., 3:465.
Holloway, 1976: 13.
is small and grey. Its congener is larger and rich brown. Both have the forewing
fasciation described in the generic account. There is a slightly paler subbasal
grey zone on the hindwing; in the next species there is a prominent white disc.
Sri Lankan and Indian P. postfusca Hampson is similar to parthenia but
has deeper forewings less marked with white and a hindwing without a subbasal
pale grey patch. Specimens from Peninsular Malaysia appear referable to postfusca
rather than to parthenia.
species is montane. It was described from G. Dulit in Sarawak. Further
singletons have been taken at 1760m on G. Kinabalu, at 1610m on Bukit Pagon,
Brunei, and at 1200m on the limestone G. Api during the Mulu survey.
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