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Synegia potenza Holloway
Synegia potenza Holloway, 1976: 83.

Synegia potenza

Synegia potenza

The species occurs in two forms. One could be confused with S. obscura but has a yellower tone to the ground colour, and the fasciae are a paler grey but more extensive. The forewing postmedial has a more irregular distal edge. The hindwing lacks the irregular submarginal ring of obscura. The second form has the fasciae more clearly delineated with dark grey and has a broad area of dark grey over the posterior half of each wing distal to the postmedial. The male genitalia have two processes from the valve costa and three cornuti in the aedeagus vesica. The female has the ostium broad, crinkled. The bursa is short, with a narrow, heavily sclerotised, fluted basal part, and a thickly membranous, asymmetric distal part lacking a signum.

Taxonomic notes. Undescribed species with similar facies but two rather than three cornuti in the aedeagus vesica and the costal processes in a different position occur in Sulawesi (slides 12377-8) and Seram (slides 12505-6).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. This species was described from a series taken mostly in upper montane forest at 1620-1930m on G. Kinabalu, with one specimen from 2600m. During the Mulu survey a single female was taken in lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu.

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