Syntomis kinensis Hampson, 1898: 87.
Syntomis kinensis Hampson; Seitz, 1912-1913: 77.
Diagnosis. The abdomen is banded as in teinopera but the facies is more as
in tetragonaria and allies. The male hindwing is roundedly triangular
with an even-bordered basal yellow area extending half way to the margin. In
the female the hindwings are narrower, the yellow area more irregular. The
ornamentation of the aedeagus vesica is like that of tetragonaria, but
the right valve has a striking setose hook on the costa, weakly present on the
left valve, in addition to the basal processes.
Geographical range. Borneo; the Sumatran and Chitral taxa discussed by
Seitz (1912-1913) are probably not this species.
Habitat preference. The species is only known from three specimens
without altitude data from G. Kinabalu.
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