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Derambila zincaria Guenée
Zanclopteryx zincaria Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 10: 16. 
Zanclopteryx melagonata Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 26: 1619.
Rambara obiana Thierry-Mieg, 1910, Le Nat. 32: 7.
Derambila zincaria Guenée; Holloway, 1976: 58.

Derambila zincaria

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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