funebrosa Warren comb. n.
Terpna funebrosa Warren, 1896, Novit. zool. 3: 308.
Terpna tenuilinea Warren, 1899, Ibid. 6:19.
Diagnosis. This species and L. loncheres are very similar, but
the latter has more variegated markings above, stronger particularly in the
marginal zone. On the underside loncheres is distinguished by the
presence of white at the tornal angle of the forewing as well as the apical one.
Taxonomic notes. L.
obtecta Debauche stat. n. from Sulawesi is best treated as
the sister-species to funebrosa, with distinctive male genitalia: the
distal spine of the valve is half as long, straight, the lobe on the dorsal
margin rounded rather than elongate, and the basal spur shorter and more evenly
curved. No males of ssp. tenuilinea are available for study, so the
status of this Lesser Sunda race cannot be checked.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland; Sumbawa (ssp. tenuilinea).
Habitat preference. This is a rare species of lowland forests. Two specimens were taken
on forest in limestone at 250m on G. Api, Sarawak, and one was recorded at Labi
in the lowlands of Brunei.
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