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Selepa oranga Swinhoe
Selepa oranga Swinhoe, 1918, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 2: 69.


Selepa ?oranga

This is the largest Bornean species, the forewings rather obscurely marked, dark greyish brown with a diffuse, obliquely paler zone across the postmedial, which is not as strongly looped as in other species. The male specimen associated here is slightly smaller and paler than the holotype female, but is more worn. The male genitalia are relatively robust, the valves broad, and there are particularly strong hair-pencils on the ventral expansion of the tegumen. The bursa in the female is spherical, very finely and lightly scobinate throughout.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The original female specimen is just labelled ‘Sarawak’. In recent surveys a further male specimen was taken in an area of swamp forest at Daerah Belait in lowland Brunei.

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