brithyris Druce comb. n.
Syntomis brithyris Druce,
1895, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 1:146.
Syntomis brithyris Druce;
Seitz, 1912-1913: 78.
Diagnosis. The cubital and anal veins of the forewing are more strongly arched than
in other species; the pale yellow suffusion of the transparent patches of the
wings is diagnostic. The abdomen is ringed yellow on each segment as in the
Taxonomic notes. The signum of the female genitalia is typical of Caeneressa. The
Sumatran female seen has more extensive pale areas on the forewings.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. Only the holotype female is known for Borneo, from
Sandakan in eastern Sabah.
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