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Paectes poliotis Hampson  
Ingura poliotis Hampson, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 16: 371.
Paectes poliotis Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 17.

Paectes poliotis

Paectes poliotis

The male is like one of the cristatrix complex but with the pale marks of the forewing more obscure, the intervening dark zones on the dorsum picked out with paler greenish brown, somewhat obscuring the basal pale zone. There is marked sexual dimorphism and the female has a purplish grey forewing with a pale patch basally and a pale green band submarginally. In the male genitalia the ventral process of the valve is diagnostically very long and slender, and in the female the basal part of the bursa is expanded symmetrically as illustrated.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken frequently in lowland dipterocarp forest at Ulu Temburong, Brunei; the only other specimens taken in recent surveys have been singletons from 1200m (Bundu Tuhan) on G. Kinabalu and from 1700m on Bukit Pagon, Brunei.

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