Hadena albidisca Moore, 1867, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1867:59.
Dianthaecia nivescens Butler, 1889, Ill. typical Specimens Lep. Het.
Colln Br. Mus., 7: 58.
Xenotrachea albidisca Moore; Holloway, 1976: 12; Kishida & Yoshimoto,
The species is much smaller than species with similar forewing facies, and the
reniform element of the pattern formed by the stigmata is broadly white.
Specimens from the Mulu area have less white on the forewing reniform mark than
do those from Kinabalu. Kishida & Yoshimoto (1979) state that vesica cornuti
range from one to four in number. In most Bornean specimens there is one long
one with a very short one adjacent to it, the latter is absent in the lowland
specimen dissected (slide 13971).
range. India, W. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo.
preference. The species was taken infrequently from 1620m to 2600m on G.
Kinabalu and at 1780m (upper montane forest) on G. Mulu. Three rather small
specimens were taken in the lowlands, at 180m on G. Mulu and at 250m on G. Api,
both in lowland dipterocarp forest.
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