Eumelea djingga Sommerer, 1995: 23.
Diagnosis. The only Bornean specimen, a male, has a dull rufous brown ground colour
above, striated and fasciated with dark carmine pink; on both wings the
postmedials are more clearly defined than the submarginals, and these are
straight on the forewing, arcuate on the hindwing. This pattern recurs below on
the yellower ground colour. The genitalia have the apical part of the uncus
long, slender, downcurved, the arms of the cross as long as the apical part,
expanding gently to the apex. There is a short basal part to the uncus before
the junction with short, rather triangular socii. The aedeagus vesica has the
pair of scobinate zones broadening distinctly, the spines of moderate, rather
Taxonomic notes. In genitalic features this Bornean specimen resembles Sumatran djingga,
but, compared with the males of the latter, the ground colour is brown
rather than orange, the striae are finer, neater, the hindwing postmedial is
more strongly flexed one third from the costa, and there is no yellow at the
apex of the hindwing. Further material of both sexes from Borneo is needed to
determine the status of the species there.
Geographical range. Sumatra; Borneo.
Habitat preference. The single Bornean specimen (in Colln. Herbulot) is
from 1200m at Kundasan on the southern slopes of G. Kinabalu.
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