(Aletia) formosana Butler
Aletia formosana Butler, 1880, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1880: 675.
Leucania adusta Moore, 1881, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1881: 335.
Sideritis conferta Warren, 1913 In Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 11:94.
Aletia formosana Butler; Calora, 1966: 686; Holloway, 1976: 9.
ground colour of the forewings of this and the next species is pale yellow, with
the darker markings reddish. The only reliable way of distinguishing formosana
from the next species is by examination of the male genitalia: the sacculus
is elongate rather than rounded formosana, and the cucullus is
narrower, more strongly asymmetrical and with a costal process or digitus.
Subregion to Japan, Taiwan, also Borneo, Philippines and Sulawesi, with ssp. conferta
Warren in Queensland.
G. Kinabalu the species was taken between 1000m and 2000m.
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