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Phorica phasipennis Walker
Phorica phasipennis Walker 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1732.

Phorica phasipennis

Diagnosis. The grey forewings are more elongate than in Batracharta species, and the tornus is not slightly falcate. The white spot set basally within a black ellipse in the distal half of the grey is distinctive. The hindwings are a paler, browner grey.

Geographical range. India, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. Bornean material is limited to single specimens from Brunei on the coast at Seria and inland at Ulu Belait (60m), and from lowland forest in the Barito Ulu of Kalimantan. Specimens of the new species from Sulawesi have been taken at altitudes above 1000m.

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