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Xenochroa calva Warren
Carea calva Warren, 1916, Novit. zool., 23: 225.
lentilineata Hampson, 1918, Novit. zool., 25: 201, syn. n.
Carea flavidirubra Hampson, 1918, Novit. zool., 25: 201, syn. n.
Carea lentilineata Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 26.
Xenochroa calva Warren & lentilineata Hampson; Kobes, 1997: 122, 131.


Xenochroa calva

The wings are a pale, dull orange-fawn, the hindwings slightly paler. The forewings are crossed by two straight, fine, faintly darker fasciae, and there is a small discal dot. The distal and dorsal fringes of the forewing are also slightly darker.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia of flavidirubra and lentilineata are inseparable from those of calva; flavidirubra would appear to be just a small specimen thereof. A particularly distinctive shared feature is a small, ovate, scobinate sclerotisation subbasally in the vesica. The specimen illustrated by Kobes (1997) in Plate IV: 141 is not calva, but probably purpurea.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Three out of four specimens taken in recent surveys have been from montane forest: at 900m on Bukit Monkobo, Sabah; at 1050m at Kundasan on the south slopes of G. Kinabalu; at 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei. The single lowland specimen was from forest at 60-90m in the vicinity of Labi in Brunei.

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