Barsine crustata Talbot
crustata Talbot, 1926, Sarawak Mus.
J., 3 (2): 136.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. This
is a small, sexually dimorphic red species with blackish fringes. The male has
an elongate fold with androconia in the forewing cell. The female could be
confused with the next species but is a duller red with a much more sinuous and
basal postmedial. The male genitalia indicate placement in Barsine, with
a cluster of short, stout, asymmetric spines in the vesica and possession of a
very small central saccular spine as well as a slender central costal one. The
valve apex tapers to a point, lacking associated costal or saccular processes.
In Sulawesi there flies a related species, B. nigrocincta Snellen comb.
n.; its genitalia were illustrated by Roepke (1946b).
Geographical range. Borneo,
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. The
species is infrequent in lowland forest, including heath forest.
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