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Calymera sabulosa Warren
Carea sabulosa Warren, 1916, Novit. zool., 23: 223.
Carea quieta micropunctata Holloway, 1976: 25, syn. n.
Calymera sabulosa Warren; Ko
bes, 1997: 100.


Calymera sabulosa

This species and metaphaea Hampson, discussed next, have similar forewing facies but the latter is generally greyer brown rather than slightly ochreous, particularly on the hindwing. In metaphaea the forewing has more conspicuous paler patches medially and submarginally. In metaphaea the aedeagus vesica lacks spines at the base of the ductus ejaculatorius.

Taxonomic note. The taxon micropunctata proves to be sabulosa rather than
quieta Prout. The latter, endemic to Sumatra, has a more uniform olive green forewing with the fasciae slightly more distant from each other. The male genitalia are very similar, but sabulosa has smaller spines in the field at the base of the aedeagus vesica, ringing it neatly, whereas in quieta they are in an elongate dorsal area and basal rather than just subbasal.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is common from 1500m to 2000m, but is found down to 1000m and as high as 2600m.

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