illepidaria Walker stat. rev. & comb. n.
Acidalia illepidaria Walker,
1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 23: 765.
Myrioblephara pustulata Warren,
1900, Novit. zool., 7:114 syn. n.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are indistinguishable on exterior characters. The
facies is variable, not unlike that of E. exprimata and allies but the
brown colour is duller, the forewing lacks a marginal patch, and there is often
an oblique dark brown suffusion on the forewing like that in Satoblephara
hollowayi Sato. The diagnosis of the next species gives the
Taxonomic notes. The holotype of illepidaria (UM, Oxford) is female, but males
matching it exactly in facies, particularly the broader oblique brown suffusion
of the forewing, have genitalia as in the holotype of pustulata. The
female genitalia have the bursa more elongate, the basal narrow section longer
and less scobinate than in the next species, reflecting the less heavy
scobination of the male aedeagus vesica. The holotype of E. coremaria Hampson
(Sri Lanka) has similar genitalic features but it is a larger insect with the
wings a more uniform dark brown. The abdominal coremata are more as in the next
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. Both species are frequent in forests from the
lowlands to the lower montane zone at about 1000m, but no specimens of illepidaria
have been identified from upper montane forest.
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