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Poliosia muricolor Walker  
Poliosia muricolor Walker, 1862,. J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6:105.

Poliosia muricolor
(x 1.30)

Diagnosis. This and the next species are small, darkish grey species, rather Eilema-like, with a pale forewing costa and margin. They are distinguished in the description of the next species. Neither is as large or dark as “Eilema” prabana Moore (see“Eilema” prabana Moore).

Taxonomic note. The Himalayan taxon parva Moore, placed as a subspecies of muricolor by Hampson (1900), is probably a distinct species. The genitalia of a male (slide 4841) identified as parva in NHM were more as in Blavia Walker (see Blavia Walker).

Geographical range. Borneo, Singapore.

Habitat preference. This is a lowland forest species, with the highest specimen being from 600m at Poring on the eastern slopes of G. Kinabalu.

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