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Nycteola kebea Bethune-Baker
Sarrothripus kebea Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit. zool., 13: 225.
Sarrothripus kebea
lichenaria Prout, 1928, Bull. Hill Mus. Witley, 2: 166.
Sarrothripus javanus Roepke, 1956, Tijdschr. Ent., 99: 26.


Nycteola kebea

This is the largest Bornean Nycteola, with the forewings strongly variegated in black, grey and slightly creamy white, the white being mainly in a large basal rhomboidal area and in an irregular, stepped subapical bar extending obliquely basad from the costa.

Geographical range. New Guinea, Seram, Sulawesi, Philippines; Borneo, Sumatra (ssp. lichenaria); Java (ssp. javanus).

Habitat preference. Two female specimens from montane forest have been taken in recent surveys: from about 1600m on G. Kinabalu; from 1790m on G. Mulu.

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