miliaria Swinhoe stat & comb. rev.
Omiza miliaria Swinhoe, 1889, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1889:
Hypochrosis pachiaria obnubilata Prout,
1922, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 1: 299, syn. n.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are very similar and are most reliably
distinguished on features of the male genitalia: miliaria has a short
comb of cornuti and a pouch with two rows of stout cornuti at the aedeagus apex;
herois has a long comb of cornuti only. The male of miliaria has a
stronger forewing submarginal patch centrally, but the antemedial is only strong
at the costa rather than extending weakly in an arc to the dorsum. In herois the
hindwing margin is excavate subdorsally and tinged brown there. In the female
the forewing antemedial is more definite, curved in herois, and the basal
pale zone of the hindwing makes an irregular, mottled incursion into the centre
of the distal brown area, this boundary being more or less straight in miliaria.
Taxonomic notes. Typical southern Indian miliaria is smaller and greener than
specimens from the rest of the range. Bornean and more easterly specimens are
best referred to ssp. obnubilata (t. loc. Seram).
Geographical range. India, Borneo, Sulawesi, Seram, New Guinea.
Habitat preference. The species is probably lower montane, a few
specimens being taken in that zone (900-1000m) on G. Api and G. Mulu during the
Mulu survey. There is material in the BMNH from G. Kinabalu collected by
Waterstradt, but it lacks altitude data.
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