Panacra psaltria Jordan, 1923, Novit Zool.,
(.90 natural size)
Diagnosis: The species resembles dohertyi but has the forewing
ground a dull ochreous brown rather than grey. The discal spot is pale
rather than a dark dot. The series of fine, dark postmedial fasciae is
broken by longitudinal streaks and washes of ground colour, and is only
really strong at the dorsum. The white apical zig-zag does not bisect the
apex but runs closer to the margin. On the forewing underside there is a
conspicuous brown streak that passes longitudinally through the postmedial
zone but does not reach the marginal angle.
Taxonomic notes. The identification of this species is based on
features in the original description and a photograph of the holotype. The
specimen illustrated as psaltria by Diehl (1980) does not match the
original description and probably represents a new species.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The holotype is from G. Kinabalu. Three other
specimens have been examined: one from lower montane forest at 900m on the
limestone G. Api; two from the lower Temburong Brunei, at 300m in lowland
to Contents page