1864, J.
Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 179.
Holloway, 1976: 29; Kobes, 1985: 32.
The forewing is a rich dark brown that grades slightly paler and more violet
towards the costa; slight fasciation is only apparent in this paler area. The
forewing distal margin is distinctly paler, irrorated with mauve.
note. Zilli & Hogenes (2004) raised the taxon velutina
(New Guinea to Solomons and possibly Seram), originally described as a
subspecies of rubida,
to species status. The vesica of the aedeagus and the length of the ductus
bursae are strikingly different in the two.
range. N.E. Himalaya, S.E. China, Thailand (VK), Andamans, Sundaland (Zilli
& Hogenes, 2004).
preference. The species has been recorded infrequently in forests from the
lowlands to 1930m.
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