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Lineopalpa horsfieldi Guenée
Lineopalpa horsfieldi Guenée, 1852, Noct., 2: 291.
Briarda varians Moore, 1867, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1867: 66.
Lineopalpa horsfieldi chlora
Prout, 1922, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 1: 241.
Lineopalpa horsfieldi Guenée; Holloway, 1976: 36.

Lineopalpa horsfieldi Lineopalpa horsfieldi Lineopalpa horsfieldi

Diagnosis. This is a highly variable dark greenish brown species with typical gonopterine forewing shape and fasciation. There are paler transverse bands basal to the antemedial and distal to the postmedial; both these fasciae are centrally dark but edged whitish on each side. Variation is mainly in the occurrence and breadth (1mm or 2mm) of a pale creamy white longitudinal delineation of vein CuA1 from the base to the postmedial and (correlated), whether the reniform is obscure, narrowly surrounded by pale delineation or enlarged, creamy white.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Luzon, Sulawesi, Seram (ssp. chlora), New Guinea.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent from 1600m to 2600m, commoner in the upper part of this range on G. Kinabalu, but also recorded from G. Mulu and on Bukit Retak in Brunei.

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