Micromorphe linta Moore
linta Moore,  1858-9, Cat. Lepid. Insects Mus. E. Ind. Co., 2:351.
Moore,  1858-9, Cat. Lepid. Insects Mus. E. Ind. Co., 2:35 1,
nubilosa van Eecke, 1928, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 11:121, partim (females).
Diagnosis. Sexual dimorphism is extreme, with males almost completely blackish
brown except for an orange margin to the apex of the forewing with the black
dot. Females are shaded a medium brownish grey, with much more extensive yellow
borders, resembling the males of (See Artaxa nubilosa), from which they
can be distinguished by the generic venation character.
Taxonomic note. The association of males and females made here, and the consequent
synonymy, is based on shared venation features, once Artaxa nubilosa male
specimens are excluded from contention. Rearing of both sexes from the same host
(see below) also provides support. Schintlmeister (1994) placed nubilosa van
Eecke as a synonym of linta, but (See Artaxa
nubilosa van Eecke comb.n).
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. All material taken in recent surveys has been from
forest localities below 200m, including particularly heath, swamp and coastal
forests on acid soils in Brunei.
Biology. Material of both sexes in BMNH from Peninsular Malaysia has been reared
from Terminalia (Combretaceae).
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