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Crithote pannicula Swinhoe
Baniana pannicula Swinhoe, 1904, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 14: 423.
Crusiseta basipuncta
Schultze, 1908, Philipp. J. Sci., 3: 33.

Crithote pannicula

Crithote pannicula

. See horridipes above. The forewing submarginal has black-edged paler triangles at one third from the costa and centrally that are more conspicuous in females.

Taxonomic note. Dissection has indicated that pannicula has a much more restricted distribution than previously thought. The current BMNH curation of this species includes material from the Sula Is. to the Bismarcks, and the species is recorded from Australia (Nielsen et al., 1996). However, a male from the Sula Is. that has genitalia matching those of C. crinipes Snellen (Sulawesi; see the generic account) has more elongate valves with a more acute, less upturned apex, and a vesica with larger spines on the narrow diverticulum and also much larger ones associated with the single spine on the broad diverticulum. In New Guinea and neighbouring islands the male genitalia are very much broader centrally, and the uncus is deeper. The aedeagus vesica has a cluster of three or more equally large spines on the broad diverticulum, and only coarse scobination elsewhere. New Guinea females have a distally quadrifid lamella antevaginalis. The facies in all these specimens is more or less as in pannicula.

Geographical range. Borneo, Philippines.

Habitat preference. The holotype female is from Labuan I., and there are two further females from Sandakan and Kretam on the coast of Sabah. The only male is from dry heath forest on sand at 15m near Telisai in Brunei. This is therefore possibly a rare coastal species.

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