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Acolutha pictaria Moore  
   
Emmelesia pictaria Moore, 1888, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln. Atkinson, p. 267.
   
Acolutha imbecilla Warren, 1905, Novit. zool., 12: 426.
   
Acolutha canicosta Warren, 1906, Novit. zool., 13: 106.
   
Acolutha pictaria subflava Prout, 1932c: 36.
   
Acolutha pictaria flavifascia Prout, 1935, Novit. zool., 39: 229.
   
Acolutha pictaria shirozui Inoue, 1955, Kontyu, 22: 73.


Acolutha pictaria
(x 1.33)


Acolutha pictaria
(x 1.33)


Diagnosis. The white ground colour of the wings distinguishes the species from Bornean congeners. The fasciation, particularly that of the hindwing, is variably tinged yellow, but never to the complete exclusion of the white ground.

Taxonomic notes. The extent of yellow fasciation is very variable, as is the strength of spining in the aedeagus vesica and the length of the uncus. A species complex may therefore be involved, but no clear separation of taxa could be determined.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya and Tibet to Hong Kong, Sundaland, Wallacea, New Guinea and the Bismarcks.

Habitat preference. Most specimens have been taken in lowland forest but the species has been recorded more infrequently to as high as the upper montane zone at around 1600m.

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