subpilosa Warren comb. n.
Hemerophila subpilosa Warren,
1894, Novit. zool. 1: 434.
Hemerophila canidorsata instigata Prout,
1929, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 3: 41.
Menophra subpilosa Warren;
Sato, 1987b: 253.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are very similar in facies but D. delineata
males have the hindwing secondary sexual hair tuft tinged black at the
dorsum. In the male genitalia the valves of delineata are more
triangular, the costal digitate processes more robust, outcurved, and the uncus
narrower, more acute, the sides concave rather than convex, with the gnathus
diagnostically quadrate; in the aedeagus vesica, half the dozen or so spines are
longer than the rest in delineata but only one is longer in subpilosa.
In the female genitalia the bursa is larger and more expanded distally in subpilosa,
the basal zone of fluting produced to a greater extent within it, and also
running basad to the ductus, whereas at the junction with the ductus in delineata
there is a bulbous zone lacking strong sclerotisation and fluting.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia,
Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Buru.
Habitat preference. Sato (1987b) refers to a single male taken at 1560m
on G. Kinabalu.
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