SUBFAMILY SYNTOMINAE
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Amata megista Hampson  
   
Syntomis megista
Hampson, 1898: 107.
   
Syntomis megista
Hampson; Seitz, 1912-1913: 69.


Amata megista


Diagnosis.
The species resembles a very large elisa or elisoides. In the male genitalia the aedeagus vesica has several rows of cornuti, often robust. The valves are elongate, asymmetric, apically swollen, darkened and pilose; the basal costal processes are long, subequal and strongly curved; the processes from the tegumen are large, apically bulbous.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has only been taken in the Kinabalu area (by John Waterstradt) but altitude is not indicated.

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