SUBFAMILY ARIOLICINI
View Image Gallery of Subfamily Ariolicini

Labanda dentilinea Walker
Moca? dentilinea Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 27: 103.
Cryptolechia?
attenuatalis Walker, 1864, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 30: 1036.

 


Labanda dentilinea


Diagnosis.
This is one of the smaller species with green and blackish forewings, but these are rather obscurely marked except for a diagnostically straight pale green line of the postmedial running obliquely to the costa from a more distal position. There is also a fine white submarginal line, slightly curved, cutting off the forewing apex. In the male genitalia the process from the valve costa has a strongly sinuous basal margin, and the aedeagus vesica (not everted) contains two bundles of relatively robust cornuti. The female has a cluster of six spines in the bursa; the setose lamella antevaginalis is unusually large and rounded.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Bornean material is limited to the type specimens of dentilinea and attenuatalis, both collected in Sarawak by A.R. Wallace, probably in the lowlands, and one further male from Kuching.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Content Page

 


Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.