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Radhica himerta Swinhoe  
Metanastria himerta Swinhoe, 1893, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist.(6), 12: 212.
Radhica himerta Swinhoe; Lajonquière, 1977b: 189.

Radhica himerta
(natural size)

The forewings are a greenish rufous brown, the hindwings dull pinkish over the basal/dorsal half. The hindwing underside has a submarginal consisting of lunules as distinct from the zig-zag chevrons of elisabethae; the basal half is distinctly pinkish.

Geographical range. Java, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia Borneo

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey this was the most common of the three species and taken entirely in lowland forests, most commonly on the lower slopes of the limestone G. Api.

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