fenella Swinhoe, 1902, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 10: 496.
fenella Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 31.
Diagnosis. The species comes in two forms: with
and without arrays of white spots delineating the forewing stigmata, distal
margin and the subbasal, antemedial and postmedial fasciae. Constant features
distinguishing fenella from congeners are: a wedge of paler brown at one
third from the forewing costa between the margin and the postmedial; extensive
and continuous dull pale ochreous marginal zone over the anterior half of the
hindwing (deeper than in Sypna rholatinum).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. An infrequent montane species, fenella has been
recorded from around 1780m on G. Mulu, 1670m on Bukit Pagon in Brunei, and from 1775m on Bukit Monkobo and
1620m and 1930m on G. Kinabalu in Sabah.
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