Tympanistes fusimargo Prout
Tympanistis fusimargo Prout, 1925, Ann.
Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 16: 400.
Tympanistes fusimargo Prout; Holloway, 1976: 27; Kobes, 1997: 53.
Diagnosis. This is a robust, rather translucent-winged, pale bone-coloured
species with faint, darker brown suffusion and fasciation on the forewing. The
hindwing is whiter with brown suffusion at the tornus, and all wings have a row
of black dots in the spaces between the veins.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. All records are montane: two specimens from each of
1050m and 1090m on G. Kinabalu, one from 1600m on G. Emas in the Crocker Range
(Martini & Thony, 1993) and three from 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.
Biology. Holloway (1976) noted that the adult, when in flight, made a
high-pitched squeak like a bat.
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