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Panilla homospila Hampson
Panilla homospila Hampson, 1914, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8), 13: 207.

Panilla homospila

. The general colour is a dark greyish brown with irregular, paler fasciation. The postmedials are broken, with black lunules on the basal side of the fascia; these are strongest towards the dorsum of the hindwings. On the forewing, the submarginal is close to the postmedial over its posterior half but then diverges from it towards the costa to enclose a triangular space that contains smaller blackish triangles within its posterior and basal angles.

Taxonomic note. The facies and male genitalia are very similar to those of the type species, but the latter have the strongly sclerotised part of the valve apically oblique and bearing a few small spines, rather than bifid.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype was taken in Sandakan on the coast of Sabah. There is also a series taken 85 miles above (upstream from?) Pontianak in Kalimantan.

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