Homoptera intractabilis Walker,
1864, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 7: 83.
Diagnosis. The wings are dark blackish with dull yellow flecks and dots associated
with darker fasciae post- and antemedially and submarginally. It could be taken
for a melanic Synegia.
Taxonomic notes. The Himalayan and Burmese A. figlina Swinhoe is regarded as a
distinct species. In the male genitalia intractabilis has a narrower
uncus, a diagnostically acute gnathus apex, elongate, slender, parallel-sided
valves and a distinctive basal zone of much longer setae on the furca. The
aedeagus vesica lacks a cornutus but is extended apically in a narrower band of
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. The single Bornean specimen noted in recent surveys
(Forest Research Centre, Sepilok, Sabah) was taken in secondary forest in the
lowlands at Brumas. The original material was probably also from the lowlands,
in Sarawak (A.R. Wallace).
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