combusta Hampson, 1895, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond.,
cristata Prout, 1925, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9),
16: 404, syn.
This is a species similar in size to homospila but a greenish brown colour. The male has
straw-coloured hair pencils directed backwards on each side of the thorax and
lateral tufts of a slightly paler colour on each side of the genitalia. The
postmedials are rather sinuous, fine, darker, that of the hindwing distinctly
concave over its central portion and linear rather than lunulate as in homospila.
See also the next species.
note. The two taxa brought into synonymy are based on different
sexes, combusta on a female and cristata on
a male. The facies of the two holotypes is indistinguishable.
range. N.E. Himalaya, Sumatra, Borneo.
preference. There are several specimens from near Pontianak as for the previous
species. In recent surveys three have been taken in Brunei: on the coast at
Seria in an area of mangrove and freshwater swamp; in disturbed lowland forest
in the Labi area; in montane forest at 1618m on Bukit Retak.
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