Remodes interruptata Moore,
1888, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 270.
Remodes triseriata Moore,
1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 485 partim.
Remodes cinerosa Warren, 1894, Novit. zool., 1: 397.
Sauris mirabilis Hampson, 1895, Fauna Br. India, Moths,
Moore; Holloway, 1976: 73.
Diagnosis. The male has rather elongate wings fasciated with buff, apple green and
blackish brown, the latter also slightly longitudinally striate in some
specimens. The hindwing is a dull pale brown, distally lobed, with a dark zone
just interior to the long central lobe. The hind-tibia bears a large and
conspicuous dark grey hair pencil. The female has more normally shaped wings but
with a tendency for both transverse fasciation and longitudinal streaking to be
heavier. The valve of the male genitalia tapers towards the base, and the
abdomen has coremata or hair tufts laterally on most segments.
Taxonomic notes. Heppner & Inoue (1992) listed triseriata as a synonym of interruptata
without comment, but the former name is older and therefore would have
priority. However, the type series of triseriata is mixed, with the male
distinct and the female probably of interruptata. The former should be
designated lectotype. There is some variation in the male genitalia, particularly
the shape of the socii, over the range of the species.
Geographical range. Sri Lanka, N. E. Himalaya, Ryukyu Is., Taiwan, Burma,
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines, and possibly Moluccas and New Guinea (Prout,
Habitat preference. Mostly females have been taken in Borneo, from 1700m
and 1930m on G. Kinabalu, but a male is recorded from Pulo Laut, a low lying
island at the south of Borneo.
Biology. The species has been reared from Cinnamomum (Lauraceae) in the
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