1953, Treubia, 22: 226.
Holloway, 1976: 48.
Diagnosis. This and the next two species are closely related, all having rather
sinuous, broken black postmedials, and similar black patches towards the dorsum
for the antemedial. They could be confused with some Rhypotoses Collenette
females but these are distinguished by venation (See
Rhypotoses Collenette) and by a stronger
antemedial row of spots that extends further anteriorly. N. poppaea has a
similar forewing ground of fawn, speckled with darker brown, to venata, but
the postmedial is less sinuous, and has its spots faintly edged paler basad,
particularly in the females. The male genitalia are of a similar type, the uncus
with prominent lateral lobes, the aedeagus with a spur towards the apex. The
genitalia of poppaea are more robust than those of venata, particularly
the aedeagus spur which is in a more apical position. The relative lengths of
the aedeagus arms are very different as illustrated.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, ?Java.
Habitat preference. Records are infrequent but range from the lowlands to
990m on G. Mulu and about 1600m on G. Kinabalu.
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