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Savara anomioides Walker stat. rev.
Capnodes anomioides
Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 188.
Savara contraria Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 37, partim.

Savara anomioides Savara anomioides

. Males of this and the next two species are very similar and are most reliably distinguished on genitalia features. However, anomioides usually has a strong subapical black chevron on the forewing underside; this may have a slight whitening of its distal edge. This character is less reliable in the eastern part of the range. In the male genitalia the aedeagus is longer and slightly more slender than in the new species below. The saccus is slightly more excavate, and there is a diagnostic lobe near the ventral margin of the curved apical part of the valve. The pair of lobes on the anterior margin of the eighth sternite are deeper but less laterally extensive than in the new species. The female has the basal zone of the ductus only slightly wider than the rest, which is slightly and finely scobinate between this zone and the junction of the ductus seminalis. In the corpus bursae, one of the two longitudinal scobinate bands is broken into two sections.

Taxonomic note. Representation in the Solomons needs further investigation. All material seen is from Choiseul I. A female has genitalia typical of the species, but the males have postmedials on the underside that are dark, rather diffuse and jagged; the genitalia (slide 18815) lack a subapical lobe on the valve.

Geographical range. Borneo, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia; [New Guinea] St. Aignan I. (slide 18814), Solomons (slide 19349), Bismarcks.

Habitat preference. The species has been recorded from the lowlands to 1930m, occurring in a variety of forest types, including heath forest.

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