orphnobathra Prout comb. n.
Chloroclystis orphnobathra Prout,
1940, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12: p.140, and 1958, Bull. Br
Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 415.
Diagnosis. The wings are strongly fasciated with black on a dirty brownish grey
ground. The male has blackish scaling around the costal angle. The postmedials
are conspicuous, that of the forewing strongly angled.
Taxonomic notes. The holotype male from Peninsular Malaysia has lost its abdomen, hence
this identification could not be confirmed on genitalia characters. A similar
male from Bhutan (slide 19066) had different genitalia, the ventral arms of the
valves distally bilobed, cupped. Related taxa also occur in China (Guangdong,
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.
Habitat preference. A male and female without altitude data were taken in
the Kinabalu area by Waterstradt. Another female has been taken in dipterocarp
forest at 170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre.
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