Miscellaneous Genera II
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Bocula bifaria Walker stat. rev. 
Lacibisa bifaria Walker, [1863] 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 82.
Bematha transversata Wileman & West, 1929, Ent. Rec. J. of Var. 41: 47, syn. n.
Bocula microscala Holloway, 1976: 35, syn. n.

Bocula bifaria Bocula bifaria

Diagnosis. See the previous species. Males of bifaria have the upperside of the hindwing invested with a dense coating of very small buff scales except for the costal zone, which is greyer. The male forewing is also more ochreous in ground colour.

Taxonomic note. The name bifaria has traditionally been treated as a synonym of quadrilineata (Poole, 1989), leading Holloway (1976) to redescribe the species. Examination of the type specimen (UM, Oxford) has shown this synonymy to be unjustified. The original placement of transversa in Bematha Walker was wildly inaccurate (see p. 296), and it proves to be conspecific with bifaria.

Geographical range. Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent in lowland forest, including heath, plantation (Chey, 1994) and coastal forest, and extends more rarely up to 1930m (the original material of microscala from G. Kinabalu). Many specimens were recorded from dry heath forest at Telisai (15m) in Brunei.

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