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Ground colour light grey with some dark grey speckling, particularly on the hindwing. Nearly straight two-toned AM and PM lines, the AM line usually less distinct. Faint median line and a well-defined discal spot. Similar to the faintly-marked form of D. rippertaria, but rippertaria has a two-toned, less sinuous PM line. D. mellistrigata is smaller overall, and the PM line has a sharp break near the costa and angles back toward the wing base. The occasional specimen may lack the wing markings altogether.


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