TRIBE BOLETOBIINI
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Panilla combusta Hampson
Xanthoptera combusta Hampson, 1895, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1895: 300.
Corsa cristata Prout, 1925, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 16: 404, syn. n.


Panilla combusta


Diagnosis
. 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.

Taxonomic 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.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat 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 at 30-60m in the Labi area; in montane forest at 1618m on Bukit Retak.

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