Prout, 1932, J. fed. Malay States Mus., 27: 100.
Prout; Holloway, 1976: 80.
Diplurodes vestita Warren sensu Holloway, 1976: 80.
Diagnosis. This species is very similar to D. inundata but there is
less contrast between grey and white zones on the wings: the longitudinal bar on
the forewing of inundata is lacking in sugillata. The borders of
both wings on the underside are greyish as distinct from the almost black
borders of inundata. The hindwing postmedial is more angular in inundata
and is deflected outwards towards the costa rather than running straight to
it as in sugillata. The male genitalia have two sinuous, intertwined
processes arising from the sacculus, the longer, more ventral one with a robust
terminal seta. The valve is a distinctive shape, square-ended. Abdominal
coremata are vestigial to absent.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra (Sato slide RS-2743).
Habitat preference. This is a frequent species of the upper montane zone,
recorded from many peaks in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei. A few specimens have been
taken at 1000m, but most are from
between 1500m to just over 2000m.
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