Plutodes flavescens Butler,
1880, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5), 6: 223.
Plutodes flavescens Butler;
Holloway, 1976: 85.
Diagnosis. This species resembles a large version of the previous four; with a
slightly paler yellow ground colour. The distal patch on the forewing does not
extend as far towards the dorsum, and both distal patches have the traversing
zig-zag clearly defined, more regular, more centrally situated, and associated
with a yellowish tinge to the background that pales it to render the zig-zag
more conspicuous. In the male genitalia there is a distal serrate flange to the
sacculus, and the aedeagus vesica bears only a small basal patch of short
cornuti. The bursa in the female is distinguished by a pair of narrow,
longitudinal scobinate bands.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo, Sumatra, Java.
Habitat preference. On G. Kinabalu the species was recorded in some
frequency in the upper montane zone (1200-1930m). A specimen was taken at 1465m
on Bukit Retak, Brunei, and one in lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu.
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