Roeselia fraterna Moore, 1888, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1888: 393.
Diagnosis. Though the same size and colour as pumila, this species is
distinguished by the forewing fasciation, particularly the sinuous double
postmedial and the strongly curved and darker antemedial.
Hampson (1900) and Poole (1989) treated this taxon
as a synonym of the Palaearctic
Staudinger, but it is distinct (Inoue, 1998), having a longer and more sinuous
harpe on the male valve and a more robust cornutus in a broader aedeagus.
Geographical range. Himalaya, Burma. ?Andamans, Borneo. There is also
material from Queensland identified as fraterna in BMNH, but this species
is not listed by Nielsen et al. (1996).
Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is that noted from Pulo
Laut by Hampson (1900).
Biology. Material from the Andamans tentatively identified (unpublished IIE
records; Robinson et al., 2001, as squalida) as fraterna
was reared from Rhizophora (Rhizophoraceae).
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