saucia sundobscura ssp. n.
Felder, 1861, Sber. akad. Wiss. Wien., 43: 31.
Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus.,26: 1632, syn.
saucia (paratype of
12-14mm. Sundanian material is a darker greyish brown than typical
material from the Australasian tropics, but the male genitalia are very similar.
The sinuous socii and bifid valves place the species in a largely allopatric
group that ranges from India and China (patrana Moore and allies: see
Watson (1968)) to the Solomons (C. argentifera Druce). The taxa scintillata
and argentifera have been placed as synonyms of C. argenteola
Moore (e.g. by Warren, 1922, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 10: 470) because of
a misconception of the identity of argenteola. The pale anterior half of
the hindwing is larger and more conspicuous than in other Bornean species, and
the general coloration and nature of the dark brown fasciation is also
Holotype BRUNEI: 100m, Lower Temburong, lowland forest, 19.5.79 (Lt. Col. M.
G. Allen) BM drepanid slide 2050.
as holotype but 20 May 1979; l
SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.1.1976, primary forest (E. W.
Sulawesi, New Guinea, Bismarcks; Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp. sundobscura).
species is rare in lowland forest.
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