Gyrtona xista Swinhoe, 1893, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 12:
Diagnosis. The species is larger than its congeners. There is a mauve-pink tone to
the uniform grey forewings which are traversed by indistinct, fine, rufous
fasciae; the hindwings are hyaline over the basal half, a character not seen in
other species. The ventral process to the uncus is relatively short, apically
Geographical range. Sundaland, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomons.
Habitat preference. All recent specimens have been taken in lowland
localities such as Semongok near Kuching, Sarawak, and Seria and Labi in Brunei.
Two were taken in dry heath forest (kerangas) at Telisai in Brunei and one in
wet kerangas during the Mulu survey.
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