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Pseudomicronia advocataria Walker 
Micronia advocataria Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 23: 822.
    Pseudomicronia caelata Moore, 1888, Descr new Indian lepid. Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 257,
         syn. n. The syntype from S. India (in BMNH), slide 267, is hereby designated LECTOTYPE.
    Pseudomicronia simpleifascia Swinhoe, 1894, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 14: 431, syn. n.
    Pseudomicronia fasciata Wileman, 1914, Entomologist, 47: 201, syn. n. 

Pseudomicronia advocataria

This is a smaller and more lightly fasciated species than its Bornean congener and the type species.

Taxonomic notes. The lectotype of caebata designated above has male genitalia and facies as in advocataria. P. fraterna Moore, described from Sri Lanka, flies with advocataria in India and S. China, but is slightly larger with the lines in the fasciae more numerous, resembling the new species described next. P. oppositata Snellen (= trimaculata Warren syn. n.; Sulawesi), with three strong black spots at the hindwing tail, may be merely a distinctive race of advocataria. However, the male genitalia (slide 499) show a number of minor differences: the uncus processes are more separated; the juxta is basally broader, the lower lobes slightly longer; the slender, curved processes of the valve are shorter, more robust; the digital process of the dorsal valve margin is straight, rather than curved.

Geographical range. S. Moluccas, Philippines, Sundaland, Andamans, India, Taiwan, S. China.

Habitat preference. The species has not been taken in recent surveys but older Bornean material is mostly from lowland localities.

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