Asota  suffusa    Snellen  1891

Photograph by: R. de Vos
Holotype:
   Flores (Lesser Sunda Islands) Indonesia




Wingspan:
 about    mm  ( n = )
 about  56  mm  ( n = 1 )

Distribution according to the collections mentioned in the chapter
“Museums” and the literature.

Indonesia: Flores (ZMAN) Sumbawa (CMWM) Sumbawa-Besar (CMWM)

Description:

Translation:

54 Hypsa Albifera Felder, Novara, II, 2,p1.106,f.3.- Piepers, Tijds. v. Ent. XX (1876-77), p. 5. - Snellen, id., XXXI (1888), p. 144.
Lacteata Butl., Illustr.. V, p. 43, pl. 87, f. 9.
A female. It belongs to a well distinguished variety, which is characterized in that the white centre area of the forewings is mixed strongly mousey, so that only one long stripe in cell 1 b, cell 2 (three quarters), a round spot in the cell and a second and a small swipe in cell 3, with a spot at the root of cell 5, remain white. By contrast, cell 1a is almost entirely white and the white edge of the wing spot to the costa is broadened. Furthermore, the dark edge of the hind wings has a sharp widening at vein 2 and a white spot behind. One could ask whether the object is not specifically different, but as the wing veins, the palps and black drawing of the yellow wing root is perfectly well as in the type, with a pair of Javanese specimens the inner edge of the forewings is already narrow and white and with one de spot at the costa melts to the top, so that I believe to assume that this is a local variety, that I call suffusa.



Comments:
This copy of the first description is taken from a book or a periodical out of the library of the Dutch Entomological Society in Amsterdam.

*A lot of data are from the author of the first description.
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