pannicula Swinhoe, 1904, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7),
Crusiseta basipuncta Schultze, 1908, Philipp. J. Sci.,
The forewing submarginal has black-edged paler triangles at one third from the
costa and centrally that are more conspicuous in females.
note. Dissection has indicated that pannicula
a much more restricted distribution than previously thought. The current BMNH
curation of this species includes material from the Sula Is. to the Bismarcks,
and the species is recorded from Australia (Nielsen et
1996). However, a male from the Sula Is. that has genitalia matching those of C.
(Sulawesi; see the generic account) has more elongate valves with a more acute,
less upturned apex, and a vesica with larger spines on the narrow diverticulum
and also much larger ones associated with the single spine on the broad
diverticulum. In New Guinea and neighbouring islands the male genitalia are very
much broader centrally, and the uncus is deeper. The aedeagus vesica has a
cluster of three or more equally large spines on the broad diverticulum, and
only coarse scobination elsewhere. New Guinea females have a distally quadrifid
lamella antevaginalis. The facies in all these specimens is more or less as in pannicula.
preference. The holotype female is from Labuan I., and there are two
further females from Sandakan and Kretam on the coast of Sabah. The only male is
from dry heath forest on sand at 15m near Telisai in Brunei. This is therefore
possibly a rare coastal species.
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