Holloway comb. n.
Carea transpurpuralis Holloway, 1976: 25.
Warren sensu Kobes, 1997: Plate V, fig. 154.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are very similar, but
transpurpuralis is smaller, a more pure, less brown and deeper reddish
purple on both wings. The diffuse transverse greyish bands are more conspicuous
but the discal dot seen in the next species is absent. In the male genitalia,
transpurpuralis has fewer cornuti in the clump in the vesica, but these are
more robust on average. The costal process of the valve is more delicate, longer
and slightly more basal.
Taxonomic note. The specimen illustrated by Kobes noted above appears not to
be conspecific with the other specimen attributed to trilineata on the
same plate in fig. 166, and may be transpurpuralis. His text account of
trilineata refers only to a male, that illustrated in fig. 166.
Geographical range. Borneo, ?Sumatra.
Habitat preference. Bornean material is restricted to the original type
series: two from 1620m on G. Kinabalu and one from about 1200m on G. Dulit.
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