Suzukiana diehli Kiriakoff
diehli Kiriakoff, 1974: 407; Holloway 1976: 57, fig. 370.
Diagnosis. Both this and the next species share, in the forewing pattern, a
characteristic, stepped, double postmedial, the anterior part, together with an
interior dark line and a transverse dark dash at the reniform, being straight,
parallel and roughly at right angles to the costa. S. diehli is greenish
brown whereas S. pallida Nakamura has blackish markings in a white
and is generally more contrasty in appearance.
Taxonomic notes. Suzukiana Sugi is a replacement name for Suzukia Matsumura
(Sugi 1979), though when the genus is revised it may prove that the older name Pheosiopsis
Bryk is best applied to the whole group of taxa as the type species, niveipicta
Bryk, is close to Suzukiana species in facies and male genitalia
characters (Kiriakoff 1968: 182).
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken generally at higher
altitudes than has pallida. On G. Kinabalu it was found to be uncommon
from 1500 - 2600 m. It has been taken in upper montane forest on G. Mulu and
Biology. Japanese Suzukiana species have been reared from larvae feeding
on Fagaceae (Sugi & Nakatomi 1969).
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