Drepana excisa Hampson, 1892, Fauna Br. India (Moths), 1:
Problepsidis carneotincta Warren,
1901, Novit. zool., 8:191, syn. n.
Diagnosis. The facies is typical of the genus, but with flesh pink areas and
tinting as in neoma Swinhoe. The band distad to the hindwing postmedial
is whitish, with a straight, dark border distal, rather than dark grey broken by
white submarginal lunules. Such dark grey with pale lunules is found, however,
on the forewing of excisa, whereas this zone is more flesh coloured in neoma,
distal to a larger hyaline patch.
Taxonomic notes. The male genitalia of excisa and carneotincta are very
similar, though the uncus is more produced apically and the scobinate arms of
the anellus are longer in the former.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Taiwan (Wang, 1995); Peninsular
Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (ssp. carneotincta).
Habitat preference. Only three specimens have been taken in recent
surveys, two from alluvial forest near Long Pala (70m) at the foot of G. Mulu
and one from dipterocarp forest at 350m in the Ulu Temburong of Brunei.
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