Celama mesomelana Hampson, 1900: 19.
Seitz, 1913, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 10: 117.
Diagnosis. The forewings are pale grey with a broad, slightly angled medial
band of blackish brown that extends between the antemedial and postmedial
fasciae. There is also a broken, irregular submarginal that is paler, greyer.
Taxonomic note. The typical subspecies has the forewing ground a darker
grey, and the medial band is blacker. The genitalia have the saccus more pointed
apically, and the harpe is more hooked.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya; Borneo, Java (slide 17612), Bali (ssp.
Habitat preference. The holotype of taeniatoides is from the Kinabalu
area. Three further specimens have been taken in recent surveys, all from
lowland dipterocarp forest: at 300m in the Ulu Temburong of Brunei; at 30m in
Ulu Dusun, near Sandakan in Sabah; at 300m in riverine forest near Tawau Hill in
Sabah (in ZM, Univ. Amsterdam).
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