javanica Gaede, 1917, Stettin.
joiceyi Prout, 1924, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley,
javanica defasciata Gaede, 1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 11:
javanica acaerulea Holloway, 1976: 29.
javanica Gaede; Kobes, 1985: 31.
The forewing facies is similar to that of congeners, but the hindwing is
distinctive, being brown with a pale yellow border; the abdomen is dorsally
brown but otherwise yellow. Typically the brown of the hindwing is crossed but
not divided by a pale blue band, but this is weak to absent in the Bornean
note. Poole (1989) retained joiceyi
a distinct species, but this is unjustified. The name defasciata Gaede
has priority over acaerulea Holloway for the Bornean race, syn.
Bornean male dissected had slightly more rounded valve apices than one from
Sumatra, and also a more undulating distal margin to the transverse saccular
ridge. The genitalia have a flexed uncus, lateral lobes to the tegumen and
ornamentation to the valves similar to those of juno.
range. Sumatra, Java, Bali, Peninsular Malaysia; Borneo (ssp. defasciata Gaede).
preference. Records are from the lowlands to 2600m, but the species is most
frequent between 1000m and 2000m.
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