pallidiplaga Swinhoe stat. rev., comb. n.
pallidiplaga Swinhoe, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7),
The facies is similar to that of Tamba lahera Swinhoe (p. 357), but the ground colour
is more fawn, the pale hindwing postmedial is straight, the forewing basal block
of green is narrower, more curved, and the apical one is partly broken by
patches of ground colour rather than by an oblique white mark. The species is
also similar to T. magniplaga Swinhoe which has a paler, more fawn
ground, the basal band of the forewing is much narrower, and the apical brown
block is much stronger and contains an ellipse of ground colour in the same
position as the white mark of lahera.
note. Poole (1989), reflecting an unpublished synonymy in the
collection arrangement in BMNH, placed pallidiplaga as
a synonym of T.
(Buru; Carnegie Mus.), but this is considered to be unlikely on examination of
material from Sulawesi and Seram (slide 14379). He placed both taxa in Tropidtamba;
their male genitalia indicated they should be combined with Tamba
are related to magniplaga,
grisea Holland is also comb.
range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand (VK).
preference. In recent surveys a single specimen was taken in lowland forest
at 300m in the Ulu Temburong of Brunei. There is also a specimen from Samarinda
in the lowlands of Kalimantan.
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