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Ophisma pallescens Walker
Lagoptera pallescens
Walker, [1863] 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 179.
Lagoptera violetta Pagenstecher, 1897, Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges., 23: 449.
Ophiusa pallescens subplaga Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit. zool., 13: 260.
Ophisma pallescens intermedia Prout, 1922, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 1: 226.
Ophisma pallescens Walker; Holloway, 1976: 30; Kobes, 1985: 40.

Ophisma pallescens

. This is a large, unmistakable species with pale brownish grey, slightly falcate forewings, diffusely fasciated darker; the reniform and orbicular are picked out in black in some specimens. The hindwings are straw-colour, broadly but unevenly bordered black submarginally.

Geographical range. Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Seram, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. Records are infrequent but range in mostly forested localities from the coast to 2600m.

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