SUBFAMILY ARIOLICINI
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Sinna calospila Walker
Sinna calospila Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 32: 642.
Teinopyga
haemacta Snellen, 1885, Tijdschr. Ent., 28: 1.
Sinna calospila f. alba Jordan, 1935, Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond., 10: 24.
Sinna calospila f.
flava Jordan, 1935, Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond., 10: 24.
Sinna calospila f.
fusca Jordan, 1935, Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond., 10: 24.
Sinna
calospila Walker; Holloway, 1976: 22; Kobes, 1997: 20.

 


Sinna calospila


Sinna calospila


Diagnosis.
Both Bornean species have a characteristic reticulate red pattern on the forewing, with yellow distal to it and black apical and subapical marks, the latter two, one long, one short, in calospila, with the long one broken into two in
floralis Hampson, and separated from the red reticulation by a broader zone of yellow. The male hindwings are yellow and those of the female cream in calospila; they are white in both sexes of floralis.

Taxonomic note. Bornean material has somewhat narrower white bars in the forewing pattern. In the male genitalia the valve apex is slightly narrower and more oblique, and the single cornutus in the vesica is more robust.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Java, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is an uncommon montane species, found from 900m to 1930m.

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