exangulata Warren comb. n.
Dirades exangulata Warren,
1897, Novit. zool., 4: 200.
Diagnosis. This and the next species have similar facies, lacking the marginal
excavation of the forewing seen in the type species and having a more typically
epiplemine two-tailed hindwing. The forewing fasciae are characteristically
angled subcostally, but those of the hindwing are straight as in emarginata. The
discal spots are not pale. C. exangulata is smaller, lacking the
rufous delineation of the wing veins seen in the next species.
Taxonomic notes. Despite differences in wing shape and facies, characters of the male
genitalia indicate that placement in Chundana is preferable to
association with Phazaca Walker (See Phazaca Walker).
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln).
Habitat preference. The species is probably restricted to the lowlands,
two specimens taken recently being from Semengok near Kuching and from alluvial
forest beside the Melinau at 100m just west of the Melinau Gorge in Sarawak (the
holotype is also from the vicinity of G. Mulu).
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