trifascia Holloway comb. n.
Callitomis trifascia Holloway,
Callitomis pseudextensa Rothschild
sensu Holloway, 1976: 1.
Diagnosis. Compared to pseudextensa the male has much broader wing margins,
restricting the transparent areas as illustrated. The female has narrower
borders, more extensive transparent areas such that it resembles pseudextensa.
It can be distinguished by whitish scales on the forewing CuA2 between the
transparent patches as in the male and the more regular dark borders to both
wings. The abdomen has three narrow pale yellow rings distally.
Taxonomic notes. The species is a typical Amata as indicated by the male
genitalia. The female was misidentified as pseudextensa by Holloway
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens were taken between 1620m and 1760m on
G. Kinabalu between Park HQ and the Power Station.
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