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Hyperythra lutea Stoll  
Phalaena lutea Stoll, 1787, Uitl. Kapellen 4:157.
Phalaena flavaria Fabricius, 1787, Mant. Ins. 2:187.
Phalaena flavata Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. 3(2): 169.
Hyperythra ennomaria Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep. 9:103.
Hyperythra limbolaria Guenée, 1857, Ibid. 9:101.
Hyperythra luteata Guenée, 1857, Ibid. 9:101
Hyperythra penicillaria Guenée, 1857, Ibid. 9:101.
Hyperythra rufifimbria Warren, 1896, Novit. zool. 3:140, syn. n.

Hyperythra lutea

The ground colour is yellow, the wings of the male more or less densely striated with red and brown, stronger in the postmedial and antemedial zones, particularly at the forewing costa. The underside of the male is brighter, more orange-yellow, with a whitish zone at the margin just posterior to the forewing apex.

Taxonomic notes. Dissection of the holotype of rufifimbria Warren has proved it merely to be an aberration (quasi-melanic) of lutea. H. susceptaria Walker (see H. susceptaria Walker) is revived from synonymy.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, S.E. Asia, Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Only two Bornean specimens have been seen: a male without altitude data from G. Kinabalu in the BMNH; a male from 500m in the Poring Hot Springs area of G. Kinabalu in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Sabah collection.

Biology. The larva was described by Singh (1953), with extensive details of chaetotaxy. The head and body are finely granulate, the latter cylindrical, pale greyish (specimens in alcohol), with black-rimmed, ochraceous spiracles. The host-plant was Gouania.

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