scelerata Holland comb. n.
Eutelia scelerata Holland, 1900, Novit. zool. 7: 564.
Eurhipia fasciatrix Semper,
 1896-1902, p. 711, syn. n.
Eutelia moneida Lower, 1902, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.
Wales 26: 659. syn. n.
Rhesala albipars Hampson, 1926, Descr. new Gen. Spec. Lepid. Heterocera
Colln Br. Mus. p.
279, syn. n.
Diagnosis. The paler medial band of the forewing varies in shade, being white even
in some Australian specimens; the reniform is also sometimes picked out in
white. There are never submarginal grey or white markings at the tornus and apex
as in duplicilinea. The aedeagus vesica of the male genitalia has two
slender lobes which terminate in equal, long, slender, straight cornuti; in duplicilinea
one is longer and broader than the other, and slightly curved. The female
genitalia are much as in duplicilinea but the basal sclerotised part of
the ductus bursae is narrower and lacks the lateral fluting and subapical 'lugs' seen in duplicilinea.
Taxonomic note. The types of moneida and fasciatrix have not been
examined. The former has been regarded as a synonym of duplicilinea until
now, and specimens attributed to moneida in the Australian National
Insect Collection are of scelerata as treated here. The original
illustration of fasciatrix matches scelerata.
Geographical range. Borneo, Philippines and Sulawesi to Queensland and
the Solomons with an apparently outlying population in Samoa (previously
recorded as duplicilinea).
Habitat preference. The species is possibly restricted to lowland
localities: there are two specimens from S.E. Borneo collected by Doherty and
one from dry heath forest at Telisai in Brunei.
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