Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 2: 147.
The forewing has rather irregular, broken
transverse fasciation, but the conspicuous but diffuse black band running
obliquely from the centre of the costa to the centre of the distal margin is
The holotype male has lost is abdomen and is
rather worn, so confirmation by dissection was not possible, and facies features are not fully
comparable. However, the latter, particularly the oblique black streak of the
forewing and the paler dorsal grading of the grey of the hindwing in the male
are very similar. The female genitalia are of a similar form to those of the
previous two species, but the male has a very small uncus, an unusually cleft
valve with the harpe overlapping the cleft. The aedeagus is long, the vesica
broad, transverse, with a small cornutus on one side.
N.E. Himalaya, Taiwan (H. Inoue, pers. comm.),
Peninsular Malaysia (Barlow colln), Borneo, and recorded from Nepal and Thailand
by the Budapest group.
During the Mulu survey eight specimens were taken
in lower montane forest at 900m on the limestone G. Api and two at 1000m on G.
Mulu. There is also a female from 1930m on G. Kinabalu.
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