fulguritis Hampson, 1900, Cat.
Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2: 450.
birivula Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid.
Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:450, syn. n.
facies is more typical of Lyclene Moore species (see below), with greyish
brown lineation on yellow, but the basal zone of the forewing has a
characteristic ‘stomatal’ pattern, and there are two fasciae between that
and the submarginal longitudinal streaks, rather than one as in the biseriata
Taxonomic note. Male
genitalic features are as in Asura, and are not distinct between the two
taxa brought into synonymy. The two differ in the postmedial fascia which is
distally bidentate in fulguritis but unidentate in birivula. The
two forms appear to occur together in Pulo Laut, perhaps as a variable
population. A series in USNM from 1530m 1km south of Kundasang on the slopes of
G. Kinabalu has the medial fascia closely associated with the postmedial, but
the male genitalia are as in other material. All three forms are illustrated.
Geographical range. Bali,
Java, Sumatra, Pulo Laut; Borneo (incl. Pulo Laut), Peninsular Malaysia (ssp. birivula).
Habitat preference. The
species is frequent in lowland and lower montane forest, recorded up to 1530m.
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