Bombotelia dorsipuncta Hampson,
1912, Cat. Lepid. Phal. Br. Mus. 11: 13. The
series labelled 'type ' is hereby designated
Bombotelia dorsipuncta Hampson;
Gaede, 1937; Holloway, 1976: 16.
Penicillaria dorsipuncta Hampson;
Barlow, 1982: 90.
Diagnosis. The forewing pattern is similar to that of maculata in having a
subtornal whitish patch, but it has an angled antemedial (cf. straight,
oblique). There is a diagnostic white spot dorsally, subbasally on the abdomen.
Geographical range. Sundaland and eastwards to New Guinea and Queensland.
Habitat preference. The species appears to be infrequent from about 1000
to 1800m, mainly in upper montane forest. It has been recorded recently from G.
Kinabalu, from G. Mulu in Sarawak and Bukit Pagon in Brunei.
Biology. Sevastopulo (1941) noted Semecarpus (Anacardiaceae) as a host-
plant for dorsipuncta, following Hampson's opinion that Semper's account
of the larva of maculata in fact referred to dorsipuncta (see
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