melanistis Swinhoe, 1902, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 9: 80.
facies is unmistakable, particularly the combination of dark brown forewings
with a yellow costa, and brown-bordered yellow hindwings.
Taxonomic note. The
species is somewhat atypical, and has two further relatives in Sulawesi, an
undescribed species and N. aurantiaca Rothschild. The male abdomen has a
weak pair of coremata laterally on the second segment. The costal process of the
valve is present, short, straight, terminating in a claw-like structure. There
is a small cornutus in the aedeagus vesica.
Geographical range. Borneo,
Habitat preference. Bornean
material is restricted to two specimens, including the holotype, from G.
Kinabalu without altitude data.
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