Zanclopteryx zincaria Guenée,
1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 10: 16.
melagonata Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 26:
Rambara obiana Thierry-Mieg, 1910, Le Nat. 32: 7.
Derambila zincaria Guenée;
Holloway, 1976: 58.
Diagnosis. This is a medium sized species that has a punctate forewing postmedial
that is distinctly stepped. The hindwing discal spot is a black dot rather than
a brown patch, distinguishing zincaria from all other moderate to large
Bornean species except D. manca Swinhoe.
Taxonomic notes. D. zincaria belongs to a complex of species that includes D.
permensata Walker (= guttilinea Walker; Queensland, Lesser Sundas to
Bali, Saleyer) and D. candidissima Prout (New Guinea).
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Philippines,
Sulawesi; S. Moluccas, New Guinea (ssp. melagonata).
Habitat preference. The species is recorded from the lowlands in areas
where human disturbance is extensive, e.g. at Tuaran where only a small forest
remnant occurs in a large area of diverse cultivation. (Holloway, 1976).
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