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“Barsine” syntypica Swinhoe  
Barsine syntypica Swinhoe, 1906, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 17: 540.

"Barsine" syntypica
(x 1.38)

This and the next species belong to an Oriental group of species that are mostly pale yellow with black markings. The forewing markings are characteristic, with an angular postmedial delimiting a marginal zone where all the veins are picked out in black. There is a black discal mark, basal to which is a sequence of fasciae: the antemedial, subbasal and a series of longitudinal streaks within the latter that may also become transverse in some species. The hindwing may also have a series of marginal striae on the veins. The male genitalia have a strong, rather interiorly placed central costal process; there are also distal costal and saccular spurs on either side of a rather rounded valve apex. The aedeagus vesica has an extensive zone of short, coarse spines grading into finer scobination. The bursa of the female is also finely scobinate. This species can be distinguished from the next by the paler yellow ground colour and the sharper, less blurred and narrower black delineation.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a species of lowland and lower montane forest to about 1600m, and was more common on the limestone G. Api during the Mulu survey.

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