Walker, 1858, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1608.
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1574.
Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 183.
finipalpis trimaculata Warren,
assimilis Rothschild,  1916, Rep. B.O.U. Exp.,
2 (15): 58.
Holloway, 1976: 38.
The wings are a rich, dark, rufous brown, slightly variegated, and with punctate
white fasciae, usually rather obscure except on the forewing costa, where the
antemedial and postmedial are represented by variably larger white patches.
note. This species has commonly been referred to under the name finipalpis,
but Edwards in Nielsen et al. (1996) noted that Moore (1884-1887) had, as first
reviser, established maculicosta as senior synonym. Poole (1989) placed zeta as a synonym of Ericeia inangulata Guenée,
but it is conspecific with finipalpis. The male eighth sternite is of a more typical
framed corematous type. The genitalia have a broad saccus and rather elongate
valves, with the apical portion much longer than the processes. The juxta is
ovate, and there is a complex, transtilla-like structure, with deep lobes from
each valve. The sterigma in the female is not highly developed.
range. Sri Lanka, Sundaland, Philippines, Papuan Region to Solomons.
preference. The species declines in frequency from the lowlands to 1780m,
occurring in both forested and more disturbed habitats.
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