Thalatta aurigutta Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br.
Mus., 15: 1793.
Moore, 1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 553.
Dudgeon, 1905, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 16: 402.
Walker; Kobes, 1997: 69.
Diagnosis. The forewings are paler than in nubes, the margin more
angled in the male (sexual dimorphism is not so extreme). There is an angled,
dark postmedial fascia that is roughly parallel to the margin, and an oblique
antemedial one. Females have a pale discal spot.
Taxonomic note. Subspecies striatura, known only from males, has a
less angular forewing margin and is smaller.
Geographical range. Sundaland, Thailand, Andamans, N.E. Himalaya; Sri Lanka
Habitat preference. The species is less frequent than nubes but
occurs in similar lowland forest habitats, and was much more strongly
concentrated in alluvial forest samples of the Mulu survey.
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