Evia ferrinalis Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus. 27: 89.
Lophoptera ferrinalis Walker;
Diagnosis. The forewings are deep, purplish brown, traversed by fine, darker,
crenulate fasciae and suffused with mauve, especially along the border of the
lenticular tornal zone; this lenticular zone, shallower and more elongate than
in leucostriga or illucida, is usually suffused rufous orange,
more rarely merely the ground colour without mauve suffusion. In rufous marked
specimens there are also marginal patches of this colour at the tornus. The
species lacks the apical pale marks (belli) or the central submarginal
white lens of species with which it might be confused. In the male genitalia the
tegumen is relatively very large.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Siberut I.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in a range of
lowland forest types and at altitudes up to 1800m. It appears to be slightly
more frequent around 1000-1200m in the lower montane forest zone.
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