Miscellaneous Genera III
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Hamodes lutea Walker
Ophisma lutea Walker, [1863] 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 180.
Ophisma amabilis Walker, 1869, Char. undescr. Lep. Heterocera, p. 91.
Kalmina ochracea Swinhoe, 1891, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1891: 480.

Hamodes lutea Hamodes lutea

Diagnosis. Both sexes are similar to males of propitia but with the forewings slightly less falcate. The postmedials of fore- and hindwings have the paler element whitish and the whole fascia is flanked on each side by an irregular area of rosy-mauve suffusion. Males have the anterior part of the hindwing strongly expanded and bearing androconial scales; this area interacts with a large buff hair pencil on the underside of the forewing cell.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Records have been infrequent and localised in recent surveys: seven specimens from alluvial forest at 70m and three from lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu; two from 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.

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