Aiteta trigoniphora Hampson
Capotena trigoniphora Hampson, 1898, J.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 11: 455.
Capotena spatulata Schultze, 1907, Philippine J. Sci., 2 (A): 365.
Bethune-Baker, 1908, Novit. zool., 15: 199.
Warren, 1912, Novit. zool., 19: 38,
Wileman & South, 1920, Entomologist, 53: 272.
Prout, 1922, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 1: 216.
angustipennis Warren; Kobes, 1997: 166.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. The dark
brown, ‘shark fin’ mark in the centre of the forewing distinguishes this
species, and its shape distinguishes the subspecies, the apex being particularly
acute in the Sundanian one. The male genitalia of all are very similar, hence
the synonymy of the Sundanian race with those united by Poole (1989). The taxa
spatulata, olivana and teretimacula are best treated as a
Geographical range. Himalaya, Yunnan; Sundaland (ssp. angustipennis);
Philippines, Sulawesi, S. Maluku (ssp. spatulata); New Guinea (ssp.
The species is generally infrequent in lowland
forest, but one individual was taken at 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.
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