Carea purpureolineata Hampson, 1918, Novit. zool., 25: 200.
Prout, 1928, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 2: 168,
Carea purpureolineata Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 26.
Xenochroa purpureolineata Hampson; Kobes, 1997: 120.
Xenochroa aetha Prout; Kobes, 1997: 119.
Diagnosis. The forewings are deep orange, extensively suffused with dark
brown and crossed by two oblique, more or less parallel, purplish black fasciae.
The hindwings are much paler, dull orange-fawn.
Taxonomic note. The facies and male genitalia of aetha resemble those
of purpureolineata. The aedeagus vesica has a distinct subsidiary lobe
immediately dorsal to the main one, and the group of cornuti is relatively
distal on the former. This group usually consists of three unequal spines.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. The species is infrequent, montane, recorded from 1000m
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