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