SUBFAMILY AGARISTINAE
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Scrobigera hesperioides Walker stat. n.
Eusemia hesperioides Walker, 1862, J. Linn, Soc. Lond. (Zool) 6: 86.
Scrobigera proxima hesperioides Walker; Kiriakoff, 1977: 37.


Scrobigera hesperioides

Scrobigera hesperioides


Diagnosis.
The species is somewhat similar to Crinocula kinabaluensis Rothschild but is larger, with forewing apices more produced. The forewing band is almost complete rather than restricted to the centre of the wing, and the fringes of both wings are at least partially white.

Taxonomic notes. The extent of orange on the hindwing is very variable, as is that of the white fringes. S. proxima Walker has a more irregular, often broken postmedial band to the forewings and an additional short bar distal to it. The valve of the male genitalia in proxima has the valve costa straight, the apex acute, and the valve narrows evenly to the base, rather than being sharply constricted subbasally. The harpe in proxima is more slender, longer, and less evenly curved. These differences indicate the two taxa are best distinguished as good species.

Geographical range.
Borneo.

Habitat preference.
The species has been noted mainly from lowland forest.

Biology.
The species is day-flying. The larva of proxima (as amatrix Westwood) was illustrated by Horsfield & Moore 1858-9 (plate 8: 2). The head, prothorax and anal segments are yellow with black spots. The rest of the body is black with white subdorsal bands and intersegmental rings. The primary setae are long.

The host-plant was Cissus (Vitaceae).

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