Asota kinabaluensis Rothschild,
1896, Novit. zool. 3: 602.
Asota kinabaluensis Rothschild;
Holloway, 1976: 5.
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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