Argyria appollinaria Guenée,
1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen. Lep. 10:13.
Argyria apollinaria Guenée,
1857, Ibid. 10: 555 (index).
Problepsis hemicyclata Warren,
1897, Novit. zool., 4: 59.
Problepsis apollinaria candidior Prout,
1917, Ibid. 24: 312.
Problepsis apollinaria deparcata Prout,
1925, Ibid. 32: 37.
Problepsis wilemani West,
1930, Ibid. 35: 259.
Problepsis apollinaria aphylacta Prout,
1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12: 187.
Problepsis apollinaria Guenée;
Holloway, 1976: 64.
and Problepsis borneamagna
sp. n. are very similar as noted in the diagnosis of the latter.
The forewing ocellus lacks a longitudinal black mark in its posterior part, and
the continuation of the medial fascia to the tornus is more strongly delineated
with silvery scales.
Taxonomic notes. Most of the names in the synonymy above refer to races in the eastern
part of the range, characterised by various degrees of reduction in the wing
markings. Nielsen, Edwards & Rangsi (1996) indicated preference for the
spelling of apollinaria used here on the basis of the first reviser
principle applied to Prout' s treatment (1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12:
187), though it is debatable whether spelling in an index has the nomenclatural
weight of that in the main body of text!
Geographical range. Indian Subregion to New Guinea and Queensland.
Habitat preference. All records are from lowland localities, including
cultivated areas and, at Telisai in Brunei, dry heath forest.
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