Miscellaneous Genera II
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Avitta ochromarginata Pagenstecher
Avitta ochromarginata Pagenstecher, 1894, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 47: 50.

Avitta ochromarginata

. The deep, dull orange forewings with a series of black fasciae distally, combined with the black hindwings with yellow margins, render this species unmistakable.

Taxonomic note. Only female material was available for study. Placement within Avitta sensu stricto requires confirmation on characters of male genitalia. The holotype is male but has not been examined. The female genitalia have the ostium associated with the eighth segment as in Avitta, but, though the lamella postvaginalis is scobinate, the two scobinate lobes often seen in typical Avitta are absent. The ostium narrows sharply into a long, slender ductus bursae. The corpus bursae is ovate, weakly and finely scobinate throughout.

Geographical range. Java, Sumatra (HS / K), Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimens seen are single females from Samarinda in the lowlands of Kalimantan from dry heath forest at 15m in the Telisai area of Brunei and from lowland dipterocarp forest at 170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah.

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