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