Miscellaneous Genera I
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Erygia precedens Walker comb. n.
Briarda precedens Walker, [1858] 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 13: 1098.
Ansa filipalpis Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1731.
Erygansa kebea Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit. zool., 13: 246.
Crioa hypsichaetes Turner, 1929, Trans. Proc. R. Soc. S. Aust., 53: 301..

Erygia precedens

Diagnosis. This and the next species both have a conspicuous, darker brown, somewhat triangular mark based on the centre of the forewing costa; in antecedens Walker the distal border of this is evenly concave, whereas in precedens it is straighter but more irregular, somewhat bi-arcuate. The forewings generally have a paler ground colour and are slightly deeper and more produced apically in antecedens. Robinson (1975) noted that the male of antecedens has lateral tufts of black hairs on the abdomen whereas precedens has ventral tufts of ochraceous hairs.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics to Australia, Fiji and Samoa.

Habitat preference. A single Bornean record has been located, a specimen from Samarinda in the lowlands of Kalimantan.

Biology. The larva has been recorded feeding on Calliandra (Leguminosae) in New Guinea (unpublished IIE records).

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