SUBFAMILY ARIOLICINI
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Siglophora cymographa Hampson
Siglophora cymographa Hampson, 1912, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 11: 474.
Siglophora cymographa Hampson; Kobes, 1997: 41.

 


Siglophora cymographa


Diagnosis.
Males of this and S. langei Kobes have a strong black lobe to the hindwing dorsum, though the hindwing is generally darker grey in langei. The forewing costa is more swollen centrally in langei, with more conspicuous tufts of black scales in that area on the underside. The forewing is generally yellow, but with a series of transverse red-brown squiggles and shading that is more dense in an area from the centre of the costa, broadening to span from the centre of the dorsum to the centre of the distal margin, the basal boundary of this denser zone being strongly curved. In langei this zone is blacker.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. Only four specimens have been taken in recent surveys, two from lowland dipterocarp forest at Barito Ulu in Kalimantan and two from Brunei: 60m at Labi in lowland forest; 1365m on Bukit Retak in upper montane mossy forest. The holotype is from the lowland locality of Sandakan in Sabah.

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