vexillaria Guenée comb. n.
Pachydia vexillaria Guenée,
1857, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lepid, 10:138.
Pachydia capitata Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus., 23: 1019.
Astygisa larentiata Walker,
1864, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.), 7:192.
Alana rubiginata Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1568.
Diagnosis. The wings are more variegated than in the next three species with
distinct ferruginous tints but without extensive white clouding. The discal spot
of the hindwing is usually obscure, at most a minute pale dot.
Taxonomic notes. The type of capitata Walker should be in the University Museum,
Oxford, but has not been located. The description indicates it is probably a
synonym of vexillaria, particularly the reference to rufous markings.
Javan and Balinese material (slide 12898, 12896) has the apical part of the
valve shorter, the dorsal margin convex rather than concave.
Geographical range. Indian Subregion to Sundaland.
Habitat preference. This is an infrequent species of lowland forest. The
highest record is from 900m on the limestone G. Api.
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