griseabrunnea Holloway stat. n.
Spilosoma rhodius griseabrunnea Holloway,
Diagnosis. See Spilosoma
Taxonomic notes. This species is closely allied to two possibly conspecific taxa: rubescens
Walker (Burma) and amilada Swinhoe (Sumatra). It differs in several
features of the male genitalia: the aedeagus vesica has five equal fields of
stout spines whereas in the other taxa there are three or four unequal ones, one
of which is almost linear; the valve apex extends further beyond the two lateral
processes, the ventral one of which is only a slight swelling; the dorsal one in
the other two taxa is larger and spatulate. It is not allied to S. rhodius Rothschild.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is common in disturbed habitats,
agricultural areas and secondary vegetation from the lowlands to 1200m.
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