Syntomis exapta Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. Lepid. Heterocera Colln.
Oxf. Univ. Mus., 1: 48
Amata everetti Rothschild, 1919, Novit zool., 17: 436,
Ceryx exapta Swinhoe; Seitz, 1912-1913: 65.
Diagnosis. The black border at the apex of the forewing is greater than in the
previous species, and there is a small basal lacuna in the black bar between
veins M1 and M2. There is no yellow suffusion, basally or apically. The male
genitalia have both valves broadly bifid distally, the right much broader than
Taxonomic notes. The species is transferred to Amata as the male genitalia are
typical of that genus. One male from Flores has the basal costal process of the
right valve shorter than that of the left, conical, and the more distal costal
process is also shorter, not extending beyond the valve apex. Otherwise
specimens dissected from throughout the range have genitalia as illustrated.
Geographical range. Sumbawa, Flores, Lombok, Java, Pulo Laut.
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