Paranagia rufostrigata Bethune-Baker
Catephia rufostrigata Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit.
alboplagiata Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit. zool.,
mediogriseata Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit. zool.,
rufostrigata glabripars Prout, 1924, Bull. Hill Mus., Witley.,
Diagnosis. See the generic description. The species could
be confused with those in the Aediinae (see p. 26) that have the hindwings white
with a broad black border, but the forewings are much more elongate, and the
black hindwing border extends particularly broadly along the costa and dorsum,
restricting the white to a central wedge.
note. The species is very variable in forewing pattern further
east, variants having: the medial area variegated with white; the medial area
with white patches subcostally and at the dorsum; a longitudinal rufous streak
through the centre of the wing (one Bornean specimen shows this); the postmedial
zone extensively dull rufous that extends basad along the dorsum asymptotically.
Geographical range. New Guinea,
S. Moluccas, Sulawesi, Borneo.
preference. All material seen is from below 200m in forest and secondary
vegetation. The species is infrequent.
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