Hampson comb. n.
tesselata Hampson, 1896, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 4: 504.
Talbot, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 131,
Diagnosis. See the previous species.
Taxonomic note. The facies and genitalia of Himalayan (tesselata) and
males are indistinguishable. This facies type is also seen in more easterly
species that may also be referable to Manoba; sveral were taken in Seram
by the author in 1987 (slides 14392, 4393). The series identified by slide 14393
may indeed be tesselata.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Taiwan (H. Inoue, pers. comm.)
Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, ? Seram.
Habitat preference. The original specimen was taken on Mt. Dulit in Sarawak;
there are no altitude data. All material taken during the Mulu survey was from
montane forest: three specimens at 900m and one at 1200m on the limestone G. Api;
two at 1000m and one at 1790m on G. Mulu.
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