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Paralebeda lucifuga Swinhoe
Metanastria lucifuga Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. Eastern & Australian lepid. Heterocera colln
     Oxford Univ. Mus.,
1: 264

Odonestis malayica Swinhoe, 1915, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8). 16: 178.
Paralebeda lucifuga Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 89; Lajonquière, 1980: 25; Holloway, 1982: 197.

Paralebeda lucifuga
(natural size)

Paralebeda lucifuga (Sumatra)
(natural size)

The species is smaller than the next and is separated from all congeners by the straight posterior border, parallel to the dorsum, of the dark zone within the medial loop of the forewing. The male genitalia have spine-like socii on the tegumen, and the cubile arms are slender.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Infrequent in lowland forest.

Biology. The species was reared from Melastoma on G. Kinabalu (Holloway. 1976). Yunus & Ho (1980) gave Nephelium (Sapindaceae) and Coffea (Rubiaceae) as host-plants.

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