Miscellaneous Genera V.
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Vestura minereusalis Walker
Egnasia minereusalis Walker, [1859]1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 16: 223.
Zethes albinotata Snellen, 1885, Tijdschr. Ent., 29: 41.
Vestura adeba Swinhoe, 1904, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1904: 142.


Vestura minereusalis

Diagnosis. The wings are more or less black with obscurely paler fasciae and slightly crenate margins. The forewing is distinguished by white stigmata in the cell, the reniform roughly like a letter ‘B’, with black dots at each end.

Geographical range.
Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand (VK).

Habitat preference. Older material seen is all from lowland localities with habitation, such as Kuching, Sandakan and Sipitang. In recent surveys, two specimens were taken in alluvial forest at 70m with some disturbed areas near G. Mulu, and several in dipterocarp forest at 100-300m in the Ulu Temburong of Brunei and in lowland forest in the Barito Ulu of Kalimantan Tengah. Most records made by S.J. Willott (unpublished data) in lowland forest in the vicinity of the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah were in samples from the canopy.

Others, however, are from coastal localities such as Mumong and Seria in Brunei and Kretam in Sabah.

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