SUBFAMILY PANTHEINAE
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Trichosea mjobergi Prout
   
Diphthera mjobergi
Prout, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J. 3: 231.
   
Trichosea mjobergi Prout; Holloway, 1976: 32.


Trichosea mjobergi


Diagnosis.
The striking black and white pattern of the forewings is unmistakable.

Taxonomic notes. The species is related to T. nigricatena Prout (Ceram, Sulawesi), sharing several features such as an exceptionally large corema on the male 8th abdominal sternite, a distinct lateral expansion at the base of the uncus, a more irregular, less sagittate black pattern to the forewing, with the reniform solid black instead of white-centred. Other taxa examined were champa Moore (Himalaya, China, Taiwan, Japan), androdes Prout (Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia), tamsi Prout (Sumatra) and leucotaenia Prout (Buru), a list that includes all Malaysian and Indonesian taxa.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is often frequent in upper montane forest above 1600m and has been taken at 2300m. It has been taken on G. Kinabalu, G. Mulu, G. Murud, Bukit Pagon and Bukit Retak.

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