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Tathothripa continua Walker
Ariola continua Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 196.
deflexa Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 197.
Ariola includens Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 197.
Bryophila leucorrhiza Felder, 1874, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara: pl. 100, fig. 12.
Tathothripa continua ab. subdeflexa Strand, 1917, Arch. Naturgesch., 82 (A1): 84.
Tathothripa continua
subdeflexa Gaede, 1937, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 11: 398.
Tathothripa continua Walker; Holloway, 1976: 21.


Tathotripa continua


The forewings are narrow, dark brown, with a variable white zone along the dorsum: complete; restricted to a basal semicircle; or a basal arc. The hindwings are also dark but the abdomen is fawn, extending well beyond the hindwings in spread male specimens.

Geographical range. N.W. India, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. The species is common from the lowlands to about 1800m.

Yunus & Ho (1980) noted Coffea (Rubiaceae) as a larval host-plant.

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