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Batracharta nigritogata Prout
Batracharta nigritogata Prout, 1921, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 8: 28.

Batracharta nigritogata

. The somewhat 8-shaped indigo area over the basal part of the forewing costa, surrounded by a finely rippled cream and dark brown area, is distinctive.

Taxonomic note. B. walkeri Bethune-Baker is a similar species from New Guinea, though the forewing is darker with its indigo area relatively larger. In B. albistrigosata Warren (N.E. Himalaya, Thailand (VK)), the indigo area is narrower and less clearly defined.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. Four Bornean specimens have been seen, three from lowland localities near the coast: Bidi in Sarawak; Anduki in Brunei; Samarinda in Kalimantan. The fourth is from inland lowland forest at 300m in the Ulu Temburong of Brunei.

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