Odontodes pallidifimbria Warren,
1916, Novit. zool. 23: 211.
Odontodes eugramma Prout,
1928, Bull. Hill Mus., Witley 2: 165, syn. n.
Odontodes pallidifimbria Warren;
Holloway, 1976: 17, fig. 121; Barlow,
Diagnosis. See previous species. The female hindwing is almost black, with a bluish
iridescence, that of the male being more as in seranensis. The male
genitalia are distinctive. O. uniformis Berio (Singapore, ?Peninsular
Malaysia) is similar but without a darker border or medial bar to the forewing:
the type has a pale border and tornus, the Peninsular specimen is uniform. O.
uniformis may prove to occur in Borneo.
Taxonomic notes. The male genitalia of pallidifimbria were illustrated by Holloway
(1976). The Philippines species O. griseifusa Wileman & West is very
similar in facies and genitalia, the latter having the apex of the tegumen more
acute and the dorsal arm of the valve longer than the ventral one instead of
equal to it.
O. metamelaena Hampson (New Guinea, Bismarck Is.) has a more uniform
forewing facies as in uniformis (the genitalia of the Peninsular female
do not differ significantly from those of metamelaena) and the male
genitalia have a broad, trilobed formation of uncus and tegumen, and the ventral
arm of the valve is tapered rather than spatulate.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is infrequent from the lowlands to upper
montane zone, being taken as high as 2000m on G. Kinabalu. It has not been
recorded from kerangas forest types either.
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