TRIBE STERRHINI
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Idaea damnata Walker 
   
Nemoria? damnata Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 22: 536.
   
Acidalia indotaria Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 23: 763, syn. n.
   
Xenocentris mimica Warren, 1900, Novit. zool., 7:109, syn. n.


Idaea damnata  
(holotype of indotaria)
(x 1.16)

Idaea damnata (holotype)
(x 1.16)

Idaea damnata
(x 1.16)


Diagnosis. This is the smallest straw-coloured species in Borneo, with very prominent black discal dots on both wings, but very little other fasciation. There are blackish dots on the veins at the margin. The hind-tibial scent-pencil is ochreous straw colour. The male genitalia are unmistakable, the valves highly modified as illustrated.

Taxonomic notes. The second sternite is broadly rugose and scaled. All type material is male, showing the unusual genitalic features illustrated. The genitalia of a putative female, collected by A.R. Wallace, are also illustrated.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen taken in recent surveys was from mixed dipterocarp forest at 150m at the foot of G. Mulu. The holotype of mimica is from Penungah in Sabah and the holotypes of damnata and indotaria are probably from the lowlands of Sarawak (A.R. Wallace material).

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