“Barsine”porphyrea Snellen stat. rev. & comb. n.
1880, in Veth, Midden-Sumatra 4(2): 35.
1913, Novit. zool., 20: 209, syn.
exclusa Butler comb. rev.)
(1900) placed porphyrea as a synonym
of “B“ senara Moore comb. rev.
(Java), but the two taxa are sympatric and have distinctly different male
genitalia. In senara the valve apex is
rounded, with a distal spur from the sacculus ventrally, compared to the more
rectangular, heavily sclerotised valve in porphyrea with a stronger, more digitate extension at the ventral
angle of the apex. The aedeagus vesica has three groups of larger spines in
porphyrea, one extensive, whereas there is just one tightly packed group in senara.
The forewing ground colour of senara is
paler, yellowish, and red markings are much less extensive.
are from a wide range of lowland forest types, including coastal and disturbed
habitats, up to an altitude of 600m. It was particularly common in alluvial
forest during the Mulu survey.
& Snellen (1904) described the larva and pupation of this species or senara. It is densely invested with tufts of feathery hairs at each
side as well as transverse bands of shorter hairs coalescent from the verrucae
like the bands of an armadillo (illustrated also for Lyclene lutara Moore). Pupation is in a cocoon that is encircled by
detached setae as in Lyclene.
host was not identified with certainty but appears to be an angiosperm.
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