Avatha heterographa Hampson comb. n.
heterographa Hampson, 1912, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 21: 1222.
eupepla Prout sensu Holloway, 1976: 34.
Diagnosis. The male has a conspicuous hindwing
androconial area as in complens but is further distinguished by
bipectinate antennae, also seen in the Sumatran species mixosema Prout and eupepla Prout, though only
males of the former have androconia on the hindwing. The hieroglyph on the
forewing is much larger in males of eupepla.
Taxonomic note. Specimens from China, Taiwan
and the Philippines
in BMNH may represent further species in this bipectinate complex (Kobes,
1985), along with A. paucimacula Roepke comb. n. (Java, Sumatra) and A. pratti Bethune-Baker comb. n. (New Guinea). A. javanica Roepke comb. n. (Java) probably
also belongs to this group.
Geographical range. Burma, Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. All records are from montane
forest, from 1200m to 2600m on G. Kinabalu, from 1780m and 1790m on G. Mulu and
from 1465m and 1618m on Bukit Retak.
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