TRIBE BOLETOBIINI
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Veia homopteroides Walker 
Veia homopteroides Walker, [1863] 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 160.
Diomea almana Swinhoe, 1901, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 7: 499, syn. n.


Veia homopteroides


Diagnosis
. There is some sexual dimorphism, with the male having a more triangular forewing with the distal margin straighter, more oblique. In the female the extent of the bluish grey suffusion in the fasciation is more extensive. The ground colour is black, the fasciation distinct though slightly diffuse. The hindwing has a sequence of bands of black and grey, curved in the female but with a straighter component in the male. In the forewing the fasciae are more oblique, the postmedial angled subcostally; in both sexes there is a basal area and an obliquely ovate discal spot that stand out blacker.

Taxonomic note. The senior synonym was based on a male, the junior one on a female.

Geographical range. Borneo, Bali, Singapore (H.N. Ridley specimen), Thailand (VK). There is an undescribed species with similar facies but different male genitalia in Sulawesi (slide 18774).

Habitat preference. Both holotypes are from Sarawak without precise data. Subsequent material is from Lio Matu (Lio Matoh on the S. Baram at 222m; G.S. Robinson, unpublished) in the area of G. Murud and from Bidi in the lowlands of Sarawak, and from the region of Pontianak in lowland Kalimantan. Two males have been recorded in recent surveys of Brunei: in swamp forest at 15m in Daerah Belait; in dipterocarp forest at 30-60m in the Labi area. Three specimens were recorded in the canopy of lowland forest at 170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre by S.J. Willott (unpublished data).

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