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Ericeia amanda Walker
Ericeia amanda Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1848.
Remigia intracta Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 183, syn. n.

Ericeia amanda

Diagnosis. This is a small species like elongata but is generally a more rufous brown. The forewing fasciation is more strongly sinuous, and this is usually emphasised by a variable degree of whitish suffusion in a postmedial band.

Taxonomic note. The original description gave Adelaide, Australia, as type locality, but the species is not otherwise known from Australia and was therefore excluded by Nielsen et al. (1996). Poole (1989) placed intracta as a synonym of the next species but it is in fact conspecific with amanda.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. This is predominantly an infrequent lowland forest species, possibly of hill dipterocarp forest as it was restricted to the transect of G. Mulu during the Mulu survey, extending weakly into the lower montane zone at 1000m.

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