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Ericeia sobria Walker 
Ericeia sobria Walker, [1858] 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 13: 1044.
Girpa aliena Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1849.
Ericeia euryptera Prout, 1929, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 3: 116, syn. n.

Ericeia sobria
(in Mus. Civico Zool., Rome)

Diagnosis. This is a variable species through its range. The Bornean material has the darker fasciation broken into blocks by the pale brown ground colour extending along the veins, and the submarginal markings are relatively even in emphasis (cf. the greyer pertendens Walker and korintjiensis Prout group described next, where the apical and subdorsal components are usually heavier). The male genitalia have valves somewhat as in korintjiensis, but the inner saccular margin is shallowly curved rather than angled. The aedeagus vesica has a broader long diverticulum with a separate patch of spines near its base, and the basal lobing of the vesica also differs as illustrated.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia of euryptera have the features noted above. Poole (1989) included E. statina Möschler (Africa) as a synonym of sobria, but this was not followed by Nielsen et al. (1996).

Geographical range. Queensland, New Guinea, Kei Is., Borneo.

Habitat preference. A male and female (in Mus. Civico Zool., Rome) have been taken at Tenom in the lowlands of Sabah.

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