Etanna basalis Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 119.
Andrapha basalis Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br.
Mus., 35: 1742.
Hampson, 1896, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 4: 528.
Hampson, 1902, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc.,14: 211.
Diagnosis. The species is very variable in forewing facies as illustrated,
but is characterised by reduced hindwing venation in combination with the
generic radial sector branching; the male hindwing is diagnostically bilobed.
This is one of the smallest Bornean species.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, New Guinea,
Queensland, Vanuatu, Fiji.
Habitat preference. The species is uncommon, with most material taken in the
lowlands, including from secondary forest and coastal localities. One specimen
was taken at 1365m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.
Biology. The species has been reared from Mangifera (Anacardiaceae)
flowers in Thailand (Pholboon, 1965; Kuroko & Lewvanich, 1993).
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