SUBFAMILY ARCTIINAE
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Spilosoma rubriventris Talbot
   
Spilosoma rubriventris Talbot, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J., 3:139.
   
Spilosoma rubriventris Talbot; Holloway, 1976: 4, 1982: 216.


Spilosoma rubriventris (holotype)

Spilosoma rubriventris (paratype)


Diagnosis.
This species is similar to groganae but lacks the dorsal black streak on the thorax. It has a series of three pairs of black streaks submarginally, centrally on the forewing. The antemedial consists of two black spots at the dorsum and one at the costa; in groganae there is a small one just posterior to the cell. Most of the forewing except the margins and the veins has a distinctive rosy blush. The hindwing tornal black markings are weak or absent.

Geographical range.
Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species was described from a specimen taken at 2000m on G. Murud in Sarawak. Two specimens were taken at 1930m on G. Kinabalu (Holloway, 1976) and two more at Marei Parei (1500m) and Lumu Lumu (1700m), also on Kinabalu, by the earlier Pendlebury and Chasen Expedition in 1929. A series was taken by J.Smart in 1964 on the Mesilau Plateau (1500m).

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