Scopelodes albipalpalis Hering,
Diagnosis. This species exists in two forms, the typical one having white palps and
black forewings as in the Chinese kwangtungensis Hering, and the commoner
one having grey forewings with a diffuse distal barring in a paler zone as in anthela
Swinhoe, and grey palps with black tips.
Taxonomic notes. The male genitalia have the juxta spined but this differs from the
Himalayan S. testacea Butler and S. anthela Swinhoe from
Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in having the spines clumped on two splayed arms
rather than running across in an irregular but continuous band. In all these
species the gnathus is almost completely divided, whereas in pallivittata it
is only bifid at the apex.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The type specimen was a female from the Kinabalu
area; otherwise the typical form is only known from a series of males from wet
heath forest (kerangas) on a river terrace of the S. Melinau in the Gunong Mulu
National Park. The grey form is frequent in other lowland forest types.
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