excavata Swinhoe, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7),
See the generic description. The shape and red and pinkish grey colour of the
wings cannot be confused with those of other species. The male has a
semicircular flap at the base of the forewing costa on the underside that covers
a basal tuft of fine white hairs.
preference. This is a lowland species that was found to be particularly
frequent in coastal forest and disturbed habitat at Seria in Brunei. It has also
been taken singly inland in lowland forest (Ulu Belait and west of the Melinau
Gorge) and in stunted hill forest at 900m on Bukit Monkobo in Sabah.
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