partita Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid.
New Indian lepid Insects Colln Atkinson. 2: 183.
dodara Swinhoe, 1915, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 16:
Both this and the next species show sexual dimorphism, the females being paler,
browner and more uniform than the males. In partita males
the hindwing medial is more regular and clearly linear, and the white
submarginal marks of lunulifera Hampson are absent. The hindwing in lunulifera
generally more variegated. Females of lunulifera are also more variegated, particularly in
the discal area of the forewing; in partita this
area usually only has two rather diffuse blackish spots associated with the loop
of the postmedial. This fascia and the medial of the hindwing are more regular
and apparent in partita.
Borneo, Philippines, Australia (according to Nielsen et al., 1996, but see the next species).
preference. The species is rare in Borneo. Older material consists of a
female from Kuching and a male labelled just ‘N. Borneo’. In recent surveys
a further female was collected from coastal and secondary forest at Seria in
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