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Avatha pulcherrima Butler comb. rev.
Avatha pulcherrima Butler, 1892, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 10: 298.

Avatha pulcherrima

Avatha pulcherrima

Diagnosis and taxonomic note
This and the next species have the antemedial black area extending across the wing to the costa, its basal edge more strongly angled than in the previous two species, and its distal edge variably lined with white, often quite broadly so. The postmedial hieroglyph is hook-like as in bubo.

See the next species for distinction of the two.

Geographical range. Sundaland, New Guinea. 

Habitat preference. The species is more frequent in lowland forest and lower montane forest (three specimens taken at 900m on G. Api during the Mulu survey), though one record was from 1790m on G. Mulu.

Biology. Miller et al. (unpublished) reared three larvae from Pometia (Sapindaceae) and one from Maniltoa (Leguminosae) in New Guinea.

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