SUBFAMILY ARCTIINAE
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Spilosoma hypogopa Hampson
   
Diacrisia hypogopa
Hampson, 1907, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 19: 235.
   
Spilosoma hypogopa Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 4.


Spilosoma hypogopa

Spilosoma hypogopa


Diagnosis.
The species can be distinguished from other yellow Bornean taxa by the dorsal black streak on the thorax in combination with cream-coloured antennae and the extensive dark markings on the forewing dorsum.

Taxonomic notes. A series of specimens with much reduced black markings and a stronger roseate suffusion, particularly in the female, on the forewing underside are here considered to be a variant of hypogopa as there are no appreciable differences in the male genitalia. Males of both forms are illustrated. The lightly marked form is perhaps more frequent in open and disturbed habitats.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey and in Brunei the species has been taken infrequently in lowland forest and secondary vegetation. The highest record is from 1200m on G. Kinabalu.

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