Selepa robusta Moore, 1888, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S.
Giaura robusta Moore; Holloway, 1976: 21.
Diagnosis. As the genus of original description implies, this species has a
facies similar to that of
Moore, particularly the conspicuous and strongly curved forewing postmedial. It
is larger, more robust, the postmedial meeting the costa with a longer oblique
section and being rendered more conspicuous by an extensive pale brown zone
basal to it. In the hindwing, veins M3 and CuA1 are stalked rather than
Taxonomic note. In the male the tegumen is massively expanded, almost
enclosing the rest of the genitalia. The black-scaled processes are rather
club-like, and the saccus is distally slender, digitate. In the female the
ductus is very long and slender, the bursa large, finely and evenly scobinate
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo, Palawan (ZMUC).
Habitat preference. Of five specimens taken in recent surveys, three are
from alluvial, swamp and coastal forest in the lowlands of N. Sarawak and
Brunei. The other two are from 1200m on G. Kinabalu and from 1618m on Bukit
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