anna Swinhoe, 1902, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7),
recta Swinhoe, 1902, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7),
10: 497, syn.
The geometrically marked grey forewings are diagnostic for this and the next
species. The slight differences in shape of the rectangular mark on the forewing
dorsum just basal to the postmedial noted by Swinhoe to distinguish anna
probably just intraspecific variability. The male hindwings are mostly pale blue
is very similar but has the second segment of the labial palps dark brown below
rather than pale blue, an ovate mark on the forewing dorsum and a much broader
blue band on the hindwing upperside.
preference. The species is apparently rare, and is known only from the
holotype male of anna, and several other specimens from G. Kinabalu without altitude
data and a male from the coastal locality of Sandakan. The species has not been
taken in recent surveys.
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