Amata vicarians pagon ssp. n.
Amata vicarians pagon (holotype)
14mm. This race is intermediate between the other
two in the shade of the dark coloration and disposition of transparent areas.
These last are slightly yellowish. The abdomen has basal and two-thirds distal
yellow rings. The transparent area posterior to vein CuA2 in the forewing is
unbroken though slightly angled centrally. The male genitalia have the basal
processes of the valve scobinate and shaped as in A. mjobergi.
Holotype . BRUNEI: 1670m Bukit Pagon,
montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman), BM arctiid slide
Paratype. 1 BRUNEI: 5520ft. Bukit Pagon LP308, upper montane forest 15-20.ii.
1982, collected in Malaise trap (G.S. Robinson) BM 1982-156, BM
arctiid slide 4273.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All three races have been taken mainly in upper
montane forest between 1300m and 2100m.
Biology. The typical race from G. Mulu was mostly taken at light at several
localities along the western ridge of the mountain. The race from G. Api was
day-flying, taken most frequently at 1300m. The female from Bukit Pagon was
taken in a Malaise trap; mode of capture is not indicated for the male.
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