Monosyntaxis trimaculata Hampson
Monotaxis trimaculata Hampson, 1900, Cat.
Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:182.
Holloway, 1976: 2.
of this and the next species are readily distinguished by the blackish hindwing
border of the latter, though both have blue-black forewings broken by a row of
three elliptical pale yellow patches. The males are entirely blue-black except
for a dull reddish or orange patch at the base of the forewing. This patch is
more conspicuous, dull orange in trimaculata,
which is also larger overall, but dissection of the genitalia may be
necessary in ambiguous cases. In trimaculata
the saccular part of the valve is larger and more robust relative to the
dorsal part. The saccus is much larger, and the aedeagus is broader.
species is found predominantly in upper montane forest from 1600m to 2600m.
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