FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
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Ginshachia Matsumura

Ginshachia bronacha Schaus
   
Spatalia bronacha Schaus, 1928, Proc. U. S. natn. Mus. 73 (19): 73.
   
Ginshachia gemmifera bronacha Schaus; Kiriakoff, 1968: 240.
   
Ginshachia gemmifera Moore sensu Holloway, 1976: 58, fig. 379.
   
Ginshachia bronacha aritai Nakamura; Holloway, 1982: 205.


Ginshachia bronacha


Diagnosis.
The large silver triangle on the forewing is roughly equilateral, lacks satellite silver marks and is set in a generally uniform brownish red ground with a central darker streak running the length of the wing. Apart from a size difference, this and the next species are hardly sexually dimorphic, unlike the Allata species.

Geographical range. Java (typical); Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (ssp. aritai).

Habitat preference. This species is primarily montane, taken frequently from 1000-2000 m on G. Kinabalu, in upper montane forest (1800 m) on G. Mulu and at 1618 m on Bukit Retak, but also taken in mixed dipterocarp forest at low altitudes on G. Mulu and in Ulu Temburong.

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