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Euplocia membliaria Cramer
Phalaena membliaria
Cramer, 1780, Uitl. Kapellen. 3:139, 175.
Aganais renigera Felder, 1874, in Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise Ost. Fregatte Novara P1.,106.
Euplocia moderata Butler, 1875, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1875: 327.
Euplocia inconspicua Butler, 1875, Ibid. : 328.
Euplocia radians Snellen, 1879, Tijdschr. Ent. 22: 77.

Euplocia membliaria

Euplocia membliaria

See the generic description. Species of the next genus lack pale streaks between the veins at the forewing margin and never have a flap over the forewing costa (males) or orange in the forewing cell and transverse dark bands in the costal zone (females).

Taxonomic notes. The development of the orange pattern and darker markings at the base of the forewing appears to be variable. The taxa in the above synonymy were described mainly on the basis of this variation, hence are probably not valid at subspecific level. Typical membliaria is Himalayan, renigera (= moderata) applies to Sundanian (Java) material, and inconspicua was described from Sulawesi.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya to Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in Borneo, probably restricted to lowland habitats.

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