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Tympanota erecta Warren 
Tympanota erecta Warren, 1895, Novit. zool., 2:108.
Tympanota erecta sententiosa Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 6: 459.
Sauris erecta Warren; Holloway, 1976: 73.
Tympanota erecta Warren; Dugdale, 1980: 305.

Tympanota erecta

Tympanota erecta

Diagnosis. This and the next species have a very similar forewing facies that is strongly fasciated with dark brown and black on a pale brown ground. The postmedial is markedly sinuous. There is a white patch at the dorsum just basal to the antemedial that is usually much more prominent in erecta. T. ceramica Rothschild has a yellower tone to the ground colour and to the hindwings. These are narrower in males of ceramica, with a much larger anal lobe. The forewing dark subbasal band is more expanded over its posterior half in erecta, and the wings as a whole are deeper, more triangular.

Geographical range. Borneo; Seram (ssp. sententiosa).

Habitat preference. T. erecta has only been taken on G. Kinabalu at altitudes above 2000m. It was particularly abundant at 2600m but was recorded to as high as 3750m by Holloway (1976).

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