Athyrma tepescens Walker sensu Holloway, 1976:
, 23-25mm. See the
previous species, which tepescoides resembles very
closely in facies, but is slightly smaller (cf.
25-27mm). The ground colour of tepescoides is slightly darker and more
uniform than in tepescens. The outer
border of the antemedial black band is straight to
convex rather than slightly concave and less oblique; the inner border is more
angled. The postmedial hieroglyph is smaller, and the
course of the postmedial posterior to it curves more
closely to the antemedial band. In the male genitalia
the valve is distally more rounded, less triangular (in tepescens the apex is produced and the
margin on the dorsal side elongate and slightly concave). The major diverticulum of the aedeagus vesica is shorter, with acute, rather than clubbed, cornuti at its apex. The female has the bursa shorter and
broader, particularly at its base.
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong
Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped.
1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 23,
April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m. 430558,
FEG 4, limestone forest, BM noctuid slide 10729.
Paratypes: 4, 1
10731) general data as holotype but: Site 8, Camp 1,
G. Mulu, 150m; Sites 14, 15, Camp 2.5, G. Mulu, 1000m; Site 1, Camp 4, G. Mulu,
1790m, 452463, [upper] montane forest; Site 25, G. Api, 900m; 1 (slide 9122)
SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Park H.Q., 1620m, vii-ix.1965,
Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks,
H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway); 1 SABAH: general
data as previous but Kamborangoh, 2110m.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species occurs in lowland
forest with tepescens but is much more
frequent in montane localities up to 2110m, as listed
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