Eupithecia fasciata Hampson,
1891, Illustr. typical Specimens lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus., 8:118.
Gymnoscelis fasciata Hampson;
Holloway, 1976: 70.
Diagnosis. The strong, angled fasciae on both wings, almost black on pale brownish
grey, are distinctive. Post-and antemedials are present on both wings and there
is a complete submarginal band on the hindwing (broken into patches on the
forewing). Eupithecia costalis has much finer fasciae, and the
postmedials are biangular. See Gymnoscelis
prouti sp. n.
Taxonomic notes. G. exangulata Warren (Seram, New Guinea, Solomons) is placed as a
synonym of fasciata in the BMNH arrangement but has distinct female
genitalia, lacking the comb of slender spines across the ostium of fasciata, and
is best treated as a good species.
Geographical range. India, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines,
Habitat preference. Two specimens have been taken at 1200m near Bundu
Tuhan on the slopes of G. Kinabalu in an area with cultivation and forest
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