Arctornis poecilonipha Collenette
Leucoma poecilonipha Collenette, 1932, Novit.
zool., 38: 54.
Redoa arbor-christi Toxopeus, 1948; Treubia 19:
458, ?syn. n.
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
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)
one, with a reduced discal spot, in dipterocarp forest at 150m near the Danum
Valley Field Centre in Sabah.
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