SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Iambia tessellata Prout comb. n.  
Trachea tessellata Prout, 1925, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 16: 396.


Iambia tessellata


Iambia tessellata


Diagnosis.
The species is sexually dimorphic, the male very dark brown with only faint indications of the reticulate forewing pattern. The female has extensive areas of the medial and tornal zone a paler brown. The postmedial is angled centrally, with a broad submarginal dark triangle adjacent to it anteriorly. This triangle is divided by a single pale line. The dark zone between the stigmata is also triangular, almost equilateral.

Taxonomic notes.
The species is a typical Iambia in facies and genitalic features.

Geographical range.
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference.
The species is rare but has been recorded in lowland, lower montane and upper montane forest types up to as high as 1618m.

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