longipennis Walker comb. n.
Syntomis longipennis Walker,
1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.,), 6: 91.
Amata leucozonoides Rothschild,
1912, Novit. zool. 19: 123, syn. n.
Syntomis longipennis Walker;
Seitz, 1912-1913: 79.
Diagnosis. This species has a wing pattern somewhat as in Amata megista Hampson
but lacks a distal white patch on the forewing posterior to vein CuA2, and the
discal spot is smaller than the rest. The tegulae have white spots typical of
this group of Caeneressa, and the male genitalia are likewise typical.
The abdomen has white rings basally and at two thirds; in other species the
basal ring is reduced to lateral patches.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. This is probably a lowland species known only from
specimens from Kuching in Sarawak, Elopura, and Sintang near Pontianak.
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