solivagaria Walker stat. rev.
Boarmia solivagaria Walker,
1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1586.
Boarmia recursaria Walker,
sensu Barlow, 1982: 132.
Diagnosis. In the male the rufous patches at the base and apex of the forewing
contrasting with a pale grey ground are diagnostic. The female is more uniform
pale brown, the apical and basal forewing patches less distinct and the post-
and antemedial fasciae more finely, clearly delineated with black.
Taxonomic notes. The Sundanian species is distinguished from A. recursaria (Indian
Subregion) by the paler grey, less brown-speckled wings and the more rufous
tinge to the forewing patches. The antemedial delimiting the basal patch is more
or less straight over its posterior half, but in recursaria there is a
sharp zig-zag associated with the anal vein. In the male genitalia (compared
with the holotype of fortissima) the juxta is apically more oval,
paddle-shaped, less oblong, and the saccular process is four fifths the length
of the valve rather than two thirds. A. debrunnescens Prout stat. n. (New
Guinea) may best be treated as a distinct taxon. The saccular process of the
valve extends almost to its apex, and the valve itself is rather narrow. The
complex of mainland Asian species requires further analysis: A. ponderata Felder
may be distinct (see above); the status of ferrolavata Walker (India),
placed as a synonym of A. recursaria by Sato (1981b), needs
investigation. The observations of Sato (in press) on the genitalic variation
exhibited by the complex indicate that the facies differences between Indian and
Sundanian material may be definitive, rather than the genitalic ones.
Geographical range. Sundaland, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. This is a lowland forest species, showing during the
Mulu survey some preference for alluvial forest and forest on limestone.
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