Scopula voluptaria Prout,
1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12: 201.
Scopula voluptaria Prout;
Holloway, 1976: 64.
Diagnosis. The largest Bornean species, voluptaria has a whitish ground
colour, strong marginal black dots, and diagnostic blackening within the
postmedial and submarginal complex of fasciae at the dorsum, and distal from the
discal spot. The fasciae are otherwise rather faint.
Taxonomic notes. This species belongs to a group that includes the Himalayan S.
extimaria Walker and S. ochricrinita Prout, and S. pallidiceps Warren
from Lombok. These taxa share similarities of facies and of the male abdomen:
small coremata laterally on segment 5; a large straight ceratum on the
right of sternite 8, with that on the left vestigial; short, broad socii that
bear long setae. In voluptaria the valve processes are broader, blunt
rather than acute.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. Only recorded from G. Kinabalu, the species is
infrequent at 1620m-1760m.
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