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Pangrapta philemonalis Walker comb. n.
Bocana philemonalis Walker, [1859] 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 16: 247.


Pangrapta philemonalis

. This is a small species with blackish wings crossed by a series of fine white and diffuse grey fasciae that are mostly straight or angled. The forewing reniform and hindwing discal spot are elongate ovals of white.

Taxonomic note. Poole (1989) transferred this species to Catada Walker, reflecting the current curation in the BMNH collection. Lödl (1999b) indicated that the placement in Catada meeded further investigation. The male abdomen is very different from that of Catada species, and has many features in common with Pangrapta; it particularly resembles P. albiseriata (see above) in the structure of the eighth segment and in the ornamentation of the aedeagus vesica, though it differs in the presence of a curved spine arising from the valve sacculus. The female genitalia are very similar to those of albiseriata except the corpus bursae is more spherical.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is uncommon, most material being from lowland localities, the majority with forest, including swamp forest. One specimen was taken at 1000m on G. Mulu in lower montane forest.

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