Chandica quadripennis Moore, 1888, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson: 286.
Chandica quadripennis Moore; Kobes, 1997: 32.
Kobes, 1997: 34, syn. n.
Diagnosis. This and the next two species are very similar, and can be
distinguished from similar
Walker species by the yellow apex to the forewing. In quadripennis and
the second species the costal yellow border has two small triangular projections
at one-third and two-thirds, whereas the third species, ayama
Kobes has one longer central one. This and the next species can only reliably be
distinguished from quadripennis and each other by dissection, as
discussed in the description of the next species.
Taxonomic note. The male genitalia of gertae are inseparable from
those of quadripennis. The Bornean male has a slightly smaller ovate pad
on the valve, and the aedeagus vesica is more uniformly narrow, rather than
being broader basally and tapering to the group of cornuti which is longer, the
cornuti more numerous. In the female the spining of the bursa is somewhat
heavier than in Himalayan and Peninsular Malaysian females dissected.
Geographical range. Himalaya, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
The species is rare. A female without altitude
data was taken in the G. Kinabalu area by J. Waterstradt in 1903 and a male was
taken at 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei during recent surveys.
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