Sommeria insulana    Felder  1868

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy BMNH London
Holotype: British Natural History Museum London
  

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy CMWM München
   Kumaon Himalaya (distr. Naini Tal Bhim Tal) India




Wingspan:
 about  24  mm  ( n = 1 )
 about  29  mm  ( n = 2 )

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

- India: Kumaon (CMWM) Nilgiris (BMNH) Travancore (BMNH) Sri Lanka: (ZMHB) Madulsima (BMNH) Paradenia (Felder 1868) Puttalam (BMNH)

Description:

Translation:

Closely related to D. hearseyana Moore but with shorter wings, the fore wings like the thorax dorsally pale greyish brown, with four costal spots, one basal spot, one cellular spot, an obsolete discocellular one and two black pairs near the median fold; the hind wings like the abdomen rather pale; underside of the fore wings with a rather vague apical margin, the costal margin ochraceous, the spot of the cellula and the small antero-discal line dark brown; [underside of the] hind wings with a thick black discal spot. Peradenia near Kandy.


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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