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Poliofoca gebenna Swinhoe
Talapa gebenna Swinhoe, 1903, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 11: 509.


Poliofoca gebenna

. The facies is mostly a pale mauve-grey, with the forewing apex being shallowly bifalcate, the more posterior angle being at one third from the apex. The fasciation and other markings are similar to those of Mecodina species but obscure and rather punctate. The costal triangle of the forewing postmedial is much smaller than in Mecodina.

Geographical range. Sundaland, Thailand, Philippines.

Habitat preference. The species is rare, with only five specimens taken in recent surveys, one from 100m on G. Santubong, a forested hill near Kuching, and two from a roadside in an area of selectively logged forest at 100m near the Danum Valley Field Centre. Chey (1994) recorded it singly in a Pinus plantation and in secondary forest in the lowlands of Sabah.

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