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Squamura acutistriata Mell or close  
Arbela acutistriata Mell, 1923, Deutsch ent. Zeitschr., 1923: 165.

Squamura acutistriata

This species is larger and darker than the rest, the hindwings dark grey and the forewings fawn, mottled with dark grey and some black, within which can be detected a large discal ellipse of grey.

Geographical range. Java, ?Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen, a female, was taken at Seria in Brunei, in a mixture of coastal vegetation and secondary forest.

Biology. The larva of the species was originally taken boring in branches of cocoa (Theobroma, Sterculiaceae) but has not been recorded from that crop subsequently, only from Albizia (Leguminosae) (Roepke 1957).

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