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Didigua lilacina Hampson stat. rev.
Churia lilacina Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 2: 418.
Carea purpureoscripta
sumatrana Roepke, 1935, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 18: 271, syn. n.
Carea cineracea Holloway, 1976: 23, syn. n.
Didigua cineracea Holloway; Kobes, 1997: 147.


Didigua lilacina

The facies is distinguished from that of seticornis by the oblique darker grey shading across the medial zone from the postmedial at the costa to the antemedial at the dorsum. The male hindlegs and underside of the hindwing dorsum are tufted with white hair scales.

Taxonomic note. The holotypes of lilacina and sumatrana are female but resemble cineracea more in facies than they do purpureoscripta. The female genitalia of the two species are indistinguishable, however, though the male genitalia of cineracea lack the scaling on the valves characteristic of purpureoscripta.

Geographical range. Borneo, N.E. Himalaya, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The species is never common but occurs from the lowlands to 1620m.

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