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Bastilla acuta Moore
Ophiusa acuta Moore, 1883, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1883: 27.
Parallelia korintjiensis Prout, 1928, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 2: 171.
Parallelia acuta Moore; Holloway, 1976: 30.
Parallelia acuta korintjiensis Prout; Kobes, 1985: 44.

Bastilla acuta

. The forewing is similar to that of maturata, though less violet in tint and with more contrast in the pale to dark zone extending basal to the medial. The subapical mark on the costa is deeper, more trapezoidal, less lens-shaped. The marginal line is more punctate at the veins.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Taiwan; Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (ssp. korintjiensis Prout).

Habitat preference. This is a montane species like maturata, recorded from G. Kinabalu and G. Mulu at altitudes between 1000m and 1930m, with one record from 2600m.

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