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Lycimna polymesata Walker
Lycimna polymesata Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 20: 214.


Lycimna polymesata


Diagnosis. In size, approximate wing shape and fasciation, this species bears some resemblance to Goniophila excavata, but the falcation of the forewing is more pronounced at the angle at the centre of the margin rather than at the apex, and the angle at the hindwing dorsum is almost right-angled rather than distinctly obtuse, though still at CuA2. The markings are orange on a warm, medium brown rather than red on grey; there is a distinct white mark at the centre of the forewing just distal to an oblique, straight dark brown fascia that runs from the apex to the centre of the dorsum, a line that is continued antemedially on the hindwing.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo, Sumatra (HS / ZSM), Java.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimens seen are from lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu and from Bidi in the lowlands of Sarawak. The species appears to be much commoner in Sumatra.

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