SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Ancara replicans Walker  
Ancara replicans
Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 15: 1715.


Ancara replicans

Ancara replicans


Diagnosis.
One form of this species and the next species are very similar and can only reliably be told apart on male genitalia characters, though the third segment of the labial palps in replicans is nearer half the length of the second segment, and nearer one third in obliterans. The other form of replicans has the reniform, postmedial and submarginal distinctively picked out in yellow brown. Both species have a form with a white patch centrally, subdorsally, and obliterans has a form with a large subapical rufous patch. In the male genitalia replicans has the valve narrower, curved, apically rounded rather than angular; the juxta is broad, bilobed; the aedeagus vesica has an ovate sclerotisation with a central spine ringed with smaller ones. The coremata on sternite 8 are larger in obliterans.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The species is rarer than the next but occurs over the same altitude range in lowland to upper montane forest.

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