Gathynia mesilauensis Holloway, 1976; 88.
Diagnosis. The wings are medium grey, the forewings with a series of transverse,
darker grey fasciae and the hindwings with the fasciae strongly oblique, angled
back towards the dorsum on the axis of the more posterior of the two weak tails.
Taxonomic notes. Vein M2 is missing from the hindwing, and the genitalia
are generally similar to those of other species showing this feature in the
genera from Pseudodirades to Oroplema above. The tegumen is narrow, with
a distinctive triangular lacuna at the base of the uncus. The type species of Gathynia
Walker has very different male genitalia as discussed above in the
description of Warreniplema.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The only specimen, a male, was taken at 1500m on the
Pinosuk Plateau of G. Kinabalu in what was then majestic montane forest. It has
now been almost completely cleared for development.
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