Ramesa tripunctata Gaede
Kiriakoff, 1968: 68.
1974: 376, syn. n.
Diagnosis. The forewings are pale bone grey, mottled and streaked with
greenish-brown and spotted with dark bluish-grey, the oblique row of submarginal
spots being distinctive; there is an oblique black subbasal streak in the centre
of the wing.
Taxonomic notes. R. tripunctata is the type species of Psegmaphora Gaede, as
is cyanosticta of Tolmiana Kiriakoff. Therefore Tolmiana is
a junior objective synonym of Psegmaphora and a subjective one of Ramesa
Walker, syns. n. The species is here retained in Ramesa because of
shared features of uncus structure, though the genus as a whole merits review.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in lowland
rain forest at Labi and Ulu Temburong in Brunei.
Biology. A congener, R. tosta Walker, has been reared from grass in
India (Bell MS) but it would be dangerous to extrapolate this observation or the
description of the larva to tripunctata until relationships within the
genus have been reviewed.
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