Hyria? marcidaria Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus., 22: 663.
Sterrha rufula Swinhoe, 1903, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 12:
199, syn. n.
Sterrha swinhoei Prout, 1932, Novit. zool., 37: 248, nom.
nov. for rufula, a secondary homonym
of Eois? rufula Warren, syn. n.
Diagnosis. This is a small, rather yellowish species with darker fasciae. The male
has the forewing costa somewhat folded longitudinally. Discal spots are lacking.
Taxonomic notes. The male genitalia of marcidaria and swinhoei are very
similar, particularly the aedeagus vesica that contains two moderate cornuti,
one of which has its apex slightly flexed. The female genitalia have the two
components of the ovipositor lobes widely separated from each other. The ductus
is scrolled, the bursa simple, ovate, with asymmetric spining over the basal
half. There is no pouch or other structure on the male second sternite.
Geographical range. Sri Lanka, Burma, S. China, Taiwan, Singapore,
Habitat preference. The only specimen taken in recent surveys was from
dry heath forest at Telisai in the lowlands of Brunei. Older material is from
Labuan I. and Pontianak, also lowland localities.
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