THE AGANAINAE (HYPSIDAE)
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Asota kinabaluensis Rothschild
   
Asota kinabaluensis
Rothschild, 1896, Novit. zool. 3: 602.
   
Asota kinabaluensis Rothschild; Holloway, 1976: 5.


Asota kinabaluensis


Geographical range.
Borneo.

Diagnosis. The complete black rings to the abdominal segments and the patchy, very dark grey and white pattern to the forewings are distinctive. The male antennae are the most strongly bipectinate in the genus. The aedeagus vesica bears a massive tuft of numerous fine spines.

Taxonomic notes. The species appears to have no close relatives in the genus.

Habitat preference. The species is montane, commonest in upper montane forest but ranging from 1000 to 2600m. It is known from such habitats on G. Kinabalu, G. Mulu, and Bukit Retak and Bukit Pagon (Brunei).

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