View Image Gallery of Subfamily Syntominae

Caeneressa longipennis Walker comb. n.  
Syntomis longipennis
Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.,), 6: 91.
Amata leucozonoides Rothschild, 1912, Novit. zool. 19: 123, syn. n.
Syntomis longipennis Walker; Seitz, 1912-1913: 79.

Caeneressa longipennis

This species has a wing pattern somewhat as in Amata megista Hampson but lacks a distal white patch on the forewing posterior to vein CuA2, and the discal spot is smaller than the rest. The tegulae have white spots typical of this group of Caeneressa, and the male genitalia are likewise typical. The abdomen has white rings basally and at two thirds; in other species the basal ring is reduced to lateral patches.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is probably a lowland species known only from specimens from Kuching in Sarawak, Elopura, and Sintang near Pontianak.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page

Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.