Urbona sublineata Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 184.
Diagnosis. See the previous species. This and the next species have the
forewing fascia a smooth, shallow curve. In sublineata this is fainter,
with cream edging on the tornal side, the submarginal markings stronger, and the
size is greater than in leucophaea Walker. In leucophaea the
oblique line is conspicuously dark, but the submarginal markings are barely
evident; the ground colour is a paler, creamy grey, and there is a darker grey
shade at the centre of the dorsum. In both species there is a small spur on the
valve costa subapically, but this is more acute in leucophaea, and the
valve is more falcate where it occurs.
Taxonomic note. U. albescens Moore stat. rev. (N.E. Himalaya)
resembles sublineata in forewing facies but has the small angular process
on the valve costa central rather than subapical. There is also an undescribed
species in Luzon (slide 17372) with similar facies, but genitalia more as in
Geographical range. Borneo, Burma, N.E. Himalaya.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in lowland
forest, including secondary and plantation forest (Chey, 1994).
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