Eumelea florinata Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec.
gen. Lep., 9: 392.
Diagnosis. This is a significantly larger species than rosalia and feliciata,
but with a fringed male hindtibia as in rosalia. The male is more heavily irrorated above with carmine pink than are the other two
species, and there is a diagnostic clear yellow zone to the apex of the hindwing
in both sexes (seen also more weakly in some rosalia specimens from
Borneo). The male forewing below is more densely suffused with a browner tinge
over the apical third. The postmedial of the forewing is straighter, slightly
angled basad subcostally. The male genitalia have the proportions of the uncus
much as in rosalia, but the distal portion tapers, the arms of the cross
are paddle-like and the socii relatively short. The aedeagus scobination is
distinctly lyre-like when everted, the spines coarser than in feliciata but
of even size throughout.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Hainan, Burma, Andamans, Sundaland.
Habitat preference. Recent surveys indicate the species to be infrequent
in lowland rain forest.
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