View Image Gallery of Subfamily Gelastocera

“Gelastocera” viridimacula Warren
Gelastocera viridimacula Warren, 1916, Novit. zool., 23: 218.
Gelastocera viridimacula Warren; Kobes, 1997: 79.


"Gelastocera" viridimacula

Diagnosis. The facies is somewhat similar to that of Beara but distinguished by the white-edged green patch at the base of the forewing costa.

Taxonomic note. This species rests uneasily in Gelastocera, as features of the male genitalia, as with the facies, are closer to those of Beara; however, the aedeagus vesica is much larger with diverticula and scobination, and the female has a large bursa that is also extensively finely scobinate.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is rare, all four records in recent surveys being from lowland dipterocarp forest from 30m to 450m (Ulu Temburong and Labi in Brunei; at the foot of G. Mulu in Sarawak).

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Content Page

Copyright © Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.