flavolimbata Aurivillius comb. n.
Euproctis (Artaxa) flavolimbata Aurivillius,
1894, Ent. Tidskr. 15(2): 174.
Diagnosis. This and the next species, hemibathes Swinhoe, are similar in
facies with, on the forewing at least, a rather bright yellow uniform border to
the grey that is both marginal and extends down the costa. The border is
narrower in females, and broader in male hemibathes than in flavolimbata.
The grey areas are darker in hemibathes and have a somewhat more
purplish tinge: this extends to the hindwing where, in the male, the yellow
border is more distinct. In the male genitalia, features are as in the previous
species, as are those of the female, though a putative Javan female (slide 2699)
has virtually no sclerotised tubular section to the ductus. The next species has
distinct genitalia in both sexes.
Taxonomic note. The species T. hypolispa Collenette comb. n. from
Peninsular Malaysia is based on a female with genitalia as in specimens
attributed to hemibathes here. It may therefore be conspecific, but males
from Peninsular Malaysia are needed to confirm this. There is also a female of
this genitalic type (slide 2701) from Java.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. Most of the few records are from the lowlands, but
one male was taken at 1000m.on G. Mulu.
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