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Avatha simplex Roepke comb. n. 
Athyrma simplex Roepke, 1951, Mitt. Schweiz. ent. Ges., 24: 387.
Pseudathyrma simplex Roepke; Kobes, 1985: 58.

Avatha simplex

Diagnosis. The black area on the forewing consists of a subbasal black band that narrows from the costa to the dorsum. The rest of the wing is relatively uniform brown with a strong violet tinge.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is an uncommon lowland forest species, not recorded above 350m. All five specimens from the Mulu survey were taken in alluvial forest.

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