Epiplema columba Holloway, 1976: 87.
Diagnosis. The male antennae are bipectinate but the facies is more as in the conflictaria
Walker group. The forewings are medium to dark grey, without a violet tinge
but with the fasciae narrow but distinctively entire. Confirmation of identity
by dissection is recommended, and the association of male and female also needs
checking (See Dysaethria flavistriga
Taxonomic notes. The male and holotype female are associated on facies, though the female
has elements of the hindwing pattern paler. The male genitalia are of typical Dysaethria
form. The female has the basal half of the bursa filled with a semicircular
sclerotised plate on which is a sparse and irregular scattering of spines.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The holotype female is from 1500m on G. Kinabalu. The
male is from alluvial forest at 100m near the western end of the Melinau Gorge,
taken during the Mulu survey.
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