Sarrothripa mesoplaga Hampson, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 16:
Diagnosis. This species and the next (previously placed in Symitha)
have a rather similar forewing pattern with a dark subbasal bar and central
triangle on the costa amid otherwise irregularly transverse dark grey fasciation
on a pale grey ground. The subbasal bar in mesoplaga is well basal to the
antemedial, which is transverse, rather than longer and more oblique around the
antemedial. Also, mesoplaga is much larger, and has grey shading between
the fasciae broadly along the dorsum.
Geographical range. Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, India.
Habitat preference. Two specimens were taken during the Mulu survey, from
lower montane forest at 900m on the limestone G. Api and from upper montane
forest at 1780m on G. Mulu.
Biology. Yunus & Ho (1980) recorded Eugenia (Myrtaceae) as a host in
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