Oxoia smaragdiplena Walker
1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond., Zool. 6: 134.
Kiriakoff 1968: 169; Holloway 1976: 57.
Diagnosis. This species has the narrowest wings of all the green Bornean
notodontids. The central submarginal black streak on the forewing is the most
Taxonomic notes. Kiriakoff (1968) included one other species in Oxoia, irrorativiridis
Bethune-Baker from New Guinea. Consideration of similarities of wing pattern
and genitalia characters indicates two further species should be included as
follows: O. [Somera] triangularis Gaede comb. n. (Schintlmeister, in
preparation), from Buru; O. [Panteleclita] viridipicta Kiriakoff
(1974: 419) comb. n., from Sumatra. It follows from the second change that Panteleclita
Kiriakoff becomes a junior synonym of Oxoia Kiriakoff, syn. n. Both
these transferred species have a subapical process from the valve costa, a long
spine in triangularis and a broad flap in viridipicta.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines.
Habitat preference. The species is found infrequently in various types of
lowland rain forest but also more rarely at altitudes up to 2000 m.
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