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Aiteta trigoniphora Hampson
Capotena trigoniphora Hampson, 1898, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 11: 455.
Capotena spatulata Schultze, 1907, Philippine J. Sci., 2 (A): 365.
Capotena ha
smpsoni Bethune-Baker, 1908, Novit. zool., 15: 199.
Aiteta angustipennis Warren, 1912, Novit. zool., 19: 38, syn. n.
Aiteta olivana Wileman & South, 1920, Entomologist, 53: 272.
Aiteta trigoniphora teretimacula Prout, 1922, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 1: 216.
Aiteta angustipennis Warren; Kobes, 1997: 166.


Aiteta trigoniphora

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
he 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 single subspecies.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Yunnan; Sundaland (ssp. angustipennis); Philippines, Sulawesi, S. Maluku (ssp. spatulata); New Guinea (ssp. hampsoni).

Habitat preference. The species is generally infrequent in lowland forest, but one individual was taken at 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.

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