Pomasia vernacularia Guenťe,
1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen. Lep. 9: 427.
Diagnosis and taxonomic notes. This and the next species have very similar facies,
the males without modification of the forewing near the posterior angle of
the cell. P. salutaris is considerably larger. Both have the
labides of the male genitalia only partially fused and, in the female, a
serrate band of sclerotisation that runs longitudinally through both neck
and bulb of the bursa. The valves of the male are narrower in vernacularia,
only setose dorsally to a longitudinal ridge rather than throughout.
The aedeagus is basally bulbous with numerous cornuti in vernacularia and
several smaller acute cornuti in salutaris. The female genitalia
differ markedly as illustrated.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Only one specimen has been taken in recent surveys,
from 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei, but the original material and that
from Penang are probably from lower altitudes.
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