submarginata Walker, 1865, List Specimens
lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 941.
submarginata sumatrensis Berio in Berio & Fletcher, 1958: 370.
Hypersypnoides ochreicilia Hampson var. borneensis Berio; Holloway,
1976: 31, partim.
sumatrensis Berio; Kobes, 1985: 75.
Diagnosis. Berio & Fletcher noted that this
species was externally very similar to the next two, though lacking the more
distinctive orange-yellow apical section of the hindwing marginal fringes seen
in the next one, these being intermediate, as is the development of the discal
spot on the forewing. The underside is also intermediate in contrast to the
other two, closer to that of borneensis Kobes, but
having the marginal pale zone more interrupted centrally on fore- and
hindwings. Females can have the forewing upperside more variegated, resembling
the Sumatran H. undina Kobes. In the male genitalia the uncus is shorter
and deeper, with a marked peak, than in the next two species. The valve
resembles that of borneensis but is slightly more produced apically. The aedeagus
has a long row of spines running into the vesica which itself bears further
groups of spines.
Geographical range. India, China, Taiwan,
Borneo, Java; Sumatra (ssp. sumatrensis).
Habitat preference. All records except one are from
G. Kinabalu, including old material collected by Waterstradt and specimens from
1500m to 1930m noted by Holloway (1976) under ochreicilia. The exception
is a female from 1500m on G. Api as for the next
Biology. A larva attributed to this species was illustrated
by Mutuura et al. (1965). It is irregularly mottled and variegated in brown and
white, with a general impression of longitudinal banding. The head is broader
and higher than the thorax.
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