TRIBE ARCTORNITHINI n.
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Arctornis poecilonipha Collenette comb. n.  
   
Leucoma poecilonipha Collenette, 1932, Novit. zool., 38: 54.
   
Redoa arbor-christi Toxopeus, 1948; Treubia 19: 458, ?syn. n.


Arctornis poecilonipha


Diagnosis.
The forewings have a distinctive banding of broad reflective scales, a large, rather irregular discal spot and grey triangles in the spaces at the distal margin. The marginal triangles are stronger on the underside, occurring on both wings. Elements of this pattern occur also at the tornal angle of the hindwing. The frons has a large, triangular, dark brown patch that almost fills it, and there are relatively large patches of the same colour on the legs. The palps grade gently browner towards the apex but are always much paler than the frons.

Taxonomic note. This species keys out as arbor-christi in Toxopeus (1948), hence the tentative synonymy.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The males were taken during the Mulu survey at 500m in hill dipterocarp forest on G. Mulu (the type locality of pellucidoides) and one, with a reduced discal spot, in dipterocarp forest at 150m near the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah.

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