SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Callopistria pulchrilinea Walker
Obana pulchrilinea
Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.), 6:190.
Eriopus reticulata Pagenstecher, 1884, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk., 37:226, syn. n.


Callopistria pulchrilinea
(Sulawesi)


Diagnosis.
This is a very variable species and may prove to be a complex; Fijian males have shorter, broader valves than Bornean ones, but a full survey of valve shape has not been undertaken. The complex, including montana Holloway (see below), is distinguished best by the extensively cornute, small, globular aedeagus vesica. The reniform tends to be whiter posteriorly but shorter than in trilineata or exotica; the antemedial is curved rather than angular, and broken anteriorly. The male forewing is lightened by areas of pale brown that are absent in the female.

Geographical range.
Indo-Australian tropics.

Habitat preference.
The species is infrequent from the lowlands to almost 2000m, taken mostly in forested localities.

Biology.
The species has been reared from 'fern frond' (unpublished CIE records).

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