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Xenochroa transpurpuralis Holloway comb. n.
Carea transpurpuralis Holloway, 1976: 25.
trilineata Warren sensu Kobes, 1997: Plate V, fig. 154.


Xenochroa transpurpuralis

This and the next species are very similar, but transpurpuralis is smaller, a more pure, less brown and deeper reddish purple on both wings. The diffuse transverse greyish bands are more conspicuous but the discal dot seen in the next species is absent. In the male genitalia, transpurpuralis has fewer cornuti in the clump in the vesica, but these are more robust on average. The costal process of the valve is more delicate, longer and slightly more basal.

Taxonomic note. The specimen illustrated by Kobes noted above appears not to be conspecific with the other specimen attributed to trilineata on the same plate in fig. 166, and may be transpurpuralis. His text account of trilineata refers only to a male, that illustrated in fig. 166.


Geographical range.
Borneo, ?Sumatra.

Habitat preference.
Bornean material is restricted to the original type series: two from 1620m on G. Kinabalu and one from about 1200m on G. Dulit.

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