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Pomasia reticulata Hampson 
Pomasia reticulata Hampson, 1895, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 3: 387.

Pomasia reticulata
(x 1.16)

Diagnosis. The yellow ground is somewhat brighter than in other species, the fasciation somewhat darker, with a clear but narrow yellow band submarginally that tends to be more broken and obscure in other species. In the male genitalia the valves are rather narrow with a triangular flap at the distal end of the pleat. The aedeagus vesica contains a row of numerous moderate spines. In the female the neck of the bursa is rather elongate, curved with robust spines along one side; the spining in the bulb is more or less general but uneven.

Taxonomic notes. The holotype female from Mergui has the fasciation reduced compared with Sundanian material, and hence appears much yellower. The genitalia are very similar, though the spines in the neck of the bursa are longer in the holotype than in a female from Penang.

Geographical range. Mergui Is. (Burma), Peninsular Malaysia (Penang), Borneo.

Habitat preference. The insular localities above suggest the species may be primarily coastal. Bornean material is limited to a single male from Pulo Laut and a female without altitude data taken by Waterstradt in the Kinabalu area.

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