wallacei paucicincta ssp. n.
Syntomis wallacei Moore, 1859, in Horsfield & Moore,
15-16mm. This and the next four species have very similar facies with
five white spots in the black forewings and two on the hindwings. They are
distinguished to some extent on characters of the yellow ringing of the abdomen
but most particularly on features of the male genitalia. This species has yellow
rings at the base of the abdomen and on the sixth segment only. This subspecies
differs from the typical race (Java) in lacking yellow rings on most abdominal
segments, these being restricted to a basal one and one at two thirds as in the
next two species. The male genitalia resemble those of typical wallacei, with
small, simple valves and a broad lateral lobe, bearing spines that increase in
length distally, to the aedeagus vesica.
Holotype Tutong, N. BORNEO, v. 95 (A.
Everett), BM arctiid slide 4174.
SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat.
Park, RGS Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, Site
19, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 100m, 427567, alluvial forest, BM arctiid slide
There is more material from lowland Borneo that has not been included in
the type series as it has not been dissected.
Geographical range. Java, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia; Borneo.
Habitat preference. Specimens come to light in the understorey of lowland
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