Drapetodes magnifica Swinhoe,
1902, Trans. ent. Soc Lond., 1902: 589.
Drapetodes magnifica denotata Watson,
Diagnosis. This is a larger species than the previous three, with similar, if
narrower, more densely fasciated pale orange markings on grey: the grey is
darker, and there is a diagnostic broken white bar in the basal orange fasciae
of the hindwing.
Taxonomic notes. Watson (1961) described subspecies denotata on clear genitalic
differences in both sexes, particularly: incurved valves; curved aedeagus with
reduced apical process and cornuti in vesica; absence of lateral sclerotisations
on the male eighth sternite; less convolute basal portion to the corpus bursae;
more weakly bilobed margin to the ostium. A Sarawak male (See
matulata Felder) has
genitalia (figured) as in typical magnifica, so it is possible that there
are two closely related species in Borneo. However, material is too limited and
the records too widely separated geographically for this to be asserted with
confidence. As indicated in the generic account, there are several features of
the genitalia atypical of Drapetodes.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, N. Borneo; E.
Borneo (ssp. denotata).
Habitat preference. Only three Bornean specimens are known, the type
material (both sexes) of denotata from Kariorang in E. Kalimantan and one
specimen of the typical race from 250m in lowland forest in limestone just south
of the Melinau Gorge in Sarawak.
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