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Paradiopa parthenia Prout 
Paradiopa parthenia
Prout, 1928, Sarawak Mus. J., 3:465.
Paradiopa parthenia Prout; Holloway, 1976: 13.

Paradiopa parthenia

This species 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.

Taxonomic notes.
The 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.

Geographical range.

Habitat preference.
The 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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