terminalis Hampson comb. n.
terminalis Hampson, 1914, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8),
There is some sexual dimorphism in this species, with males resembling the
previous species quite closely, being a relatively uniform dark brown with fine,
irregular mottling and fasciation. The female has a much paler straw-coloured
ground, and the darker mottling of the two thirds of the forewing basal to the
triangular space between the postmedial and submarginal (see diagnosis of homospila
is reduced, so this area is predominantly pale. The triangular space is,
however, completely dark brown in both sexes.
note. The species was based originally on a single female (see
below). Association of a series of males with it is through the characteristics
of the fasciation and mottling, but particularly the shape and uniformly dark
brown tinge of the forewing. Features of the male genitalia indicate the species
is best placed in Panilla.
preference. Only two female specimens are known, the holotype being from
Sandakan on the coast of Sabah. A second female was recorded in disturbed
lowland forest at 30-60m in the Labi area of Brunei. There is a long series of
males from the lowlands of Kalimantan near Pontianak. In recent surveys two
males have been taken in lowland forest at 100m on the slopes of G. Santubong,
Sarawak, and two more from an area of mangrove and freshwater swamp near Seria
on the coast of Brunei.
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