Calluga costalis Moore, 1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 480.
Eupithecia rufifascia Hampson,
1893, Illustr. typical Specimens lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus.,
Turner, 1904, Proc. Roy. Soc. S. Australia, 16: 232, syn. n.
Sillophora albiviridis Warren,
1907, Novit. zool., 14:160.
Diagnosis. The ground colour is white, with extensive somewhat punctate fasciation
in black. The postmedials are strongest, that of the forewing obtusely
triangular, and on both wings edged by a slightly clearer white band distad.
Taxonomic notes. No significant differences could be located between the genitalia of costalis
and specimens with similar facies in Australia attributed to cissocosma. The
taxa are therefore brought into synonymy.
Geographical range. Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Borneo, Bali, Sulawesi, Seram, New
Habitat preference. Prout (1932c) noted a male from about 1600m on G.
Kinabalu, and singletons have been taken more recently at about 900m near
Kinabalu at Poring and at 300m in lowland forest of the Ulu Temburong in Brunei.
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