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Dysphania subrepleta Walker
Euschemia subrepleta Walker, 1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br Mus., 2: 406.
Hazis bellonaria Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 10: 193.
Euschema excubitor Moore, 1878, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878: 846.
Euschema sodalis Moore, 1886, J. Asiat. Soc. Lond. 85: 99.
Dysphania s. nias Prout and s. semifracta Prout, 1916, Novit. zool. 23: 195.
Dysphania s. irrepleta Prout, 1931, Novit. zool. 37: 5.

Dysphania subrepleta

In appearance this species is intermediate between the two described above, and the final two, D. transducta Walker and D. glaucescens Walker. It differs from the latter in having the ground colour yellow over all the hindwing and the basal half of the forewing, but this yellow is much deeper than in militaris and sagana with the black markings within it much more extensive.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya to Hainan and Sundaland.

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey material was taken in the upper montane zone by day, but more frequently in the lowlands along river courses.

Biology. The species is mainly day-flying, with only one recent record at light. It is frequently seen visiting wet bonfire ash, sweat or urine patches. Observations in montane localities may well be of hill-topping behaviour.

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