SUBFAMILY CHLOEPHORINI
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Chloroplaga nygmia Swinhoe
Acontia nygmia Swinhoe, 1893, Ann. M
ag. nat. Hist. (6), 12: 217.
Chloroplaga nygmia Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 28.
Chloroplaga nygmia barlowi Kobes, 1997: 76.

 


Chloroplaga nygmia


Chloroplaga nygmia


Diagnosis.
The hooked green mark of the centre of the forewing is much broader than in the next species, where it is usually also broken into two patches. C. nygmia also has strong sexual dimorphism, the males being much darker than the females; both sexes of the next species are coloured as in nygmia females.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra (ssp. barlowi).

Habitat preference. Most records are from a range of lowland habitats, but the species has been taken more rarely up to 1790m. The species appears to be commoner than the next.

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