SUBFAMILY SYNTOMINAE
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Caeneressa sexpuncta Rothschild comb. n.  
   
Eressa sexpuncta
Rothschild, 1912, Novit. zool., 19: 124.
   
Eressa sexpuncta Rothschild, 1912; Seitz, 1912-1913: 85.


Caeneressa sexpuncta


Diagnosis.
The taxon resembles a small Amata species but has only a single pale patch posterior to forewing vein CuA2. The abdomen is ringed basally and at two-thirds with yellow as in the A. elisa group.

Taxonomic notes. This and the next species share features of facies, strong bipectination of the male antennae and male genitalia (slender, apically setose valves; a single large cornutus in the vesica). They have reduced forewing spotting posterior to vein CuA2 and an uncus shape as in Caeneressa and are hence tentatively associated with that genus, but differ in having forewing veins M2 and M3 stalked. In the female genitalia the bursa has one very long signum opposed by one that is one-third the length.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is rare, taken only in lowland forest, coming to light at night.

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