1864, J.
Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 180.
undescr. Lep. Heterocera, p. 91.
ochracea Swinhoe, 1891, Trans. ent. Soc. London,
Both sexes are similar to males of propitia but with the forewings slightly less falcate. The
postmedials of fore- and hindwings have the paler element whitish and the whole
fascia is flanked on each side by an irregular area of rosy-mauve suffusion.
Males have the anterior part of the hindwing strongly expanded and bearing
androconial scales; this area interacts with a large buff hair pencil on the
underside of the forewing cell.
range. N.E. Himalaya, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra,
preference. Records have been infrequent and localised in recent surveys:
seven specimens from alluvial forest at 70m and three from lower montane forest
at 1000m on G. Mulu; two from 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.
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