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Calliteara aphrasta Collenette
   
Dasychira aphrasta Collenette, 1938, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11), 2: 383.
   
Dasychira argyroides Collenette sensu Holloway, 1976: 50.
   
C. zelotica Collenette sensu Schintlmeister, 1994:117, 126.


Calliteara aphrasta


Calliteara aphrasta
(Sumatra)

 


Diagnosis
. See C. zelotica above.

Taxonomic note. The misidentifications cited in the synonymy reflect the similarity of this species and zelotica. The discrimination here is based on examinations of type material. C. argyroides (Philippines) is similar in appearance to aphrasta but differs in its male genitalia, which have the features discussed for cerigoides and zelotica earlier.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is rare, recorded twice from 1780m on G. Mulu, and once at 1620m and twice at 1930m on G. Kinabalu.

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