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Urbona sublineata Walker
Urbona sublineata Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 184.


Urbona sublineata

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 dentilinealis.

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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