onelia Guenée, 1852, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid.
Walker, 1865, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 968.
Kobes, 1985: 42.
This and the next species are very similar, but onelia is
slightly larger, with a richer brown tone to the more variegated forewings,
where the paler areas can also have a mauve tinge in fresh material; the
anterior of the thorax is distinctly ochreous. Identification is best confirmed
note. Examination of the type material of onelia
UM Oxford confirms the synonymy of luteipalpis
it as in Poole (1989); umbrosa Walker,
placed as a synonym of onelia in Holloway & Miller (2003: 126), is a valid
species (see below). The male genitalia of a Bornean male (slide 18361) differ
from those of a Sri Lankan one (slide 10913) in having the process on the right
side of the tegumen narrower and flexed, foot like; the valve processes are also
slightly different, for example the middle one on the right is shorter than the
other two in the Bornean male, as distinct from longer.
range. Indian Subregion to Sundaland and the Philippines.
preference. All material seen is from the lowlands. In recent surveys
singletons were taken in heath forest on sand at 15m near Telisai and in
disturbed dipterocarp forest at 30-60m at Ulu Belait in Brunei, and in lowland
forest of the Barito Ulu of Kalimantan Tengah.
The life history of a member of the onelia group is described in the generic
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