Phthonoloba titanis Prout,
1925, Novit. zool., 32: 43.
Phthonoloba titanis incipiens Prout,
Hypocometa titanis Prout;
Holloway, 1976: 71.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are a brighter green in the forewing than the
previous two, the fasciae black, of irregular, occasionally punctate intensity,
with the discal spot a prominent black lunule or ellipse. The hindwing discal
lunule is also more prominent. H. titanis has the fasciation more
continuous, less broken than in H. leptomita Prout and the hindwings are
more strongly fasciated and shaded brown on straw as distinct from a clear, pale
yellow that is only lightly fasciated. The underside is similarly more strongly
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is only known from higher altitudes on G.
Kinabalu. It ranges from 1930m to the summit zone at 3750m where it is one of
four members of a distinct summit association of species (Holloway, 1970). Two
of the other three are also larentiines (Parasthena
Warren Gen.rev., Pasiphila
Meyrick), the fourth being the
noctuid Diarsia barlowi Holloway.
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