Asota  contorta   Aurivillius,  1894

Photograph by: Swedish Museum of Natural History
Holotype: Swedish Museum of Natural History
   Java (Greater Sunda Islands) Indonesia

Photograph by: Swedish Museum of Natural History
   Java (Greater Sunda Islands) Indonesia

Photograph by: Swedish Museum of Natural History
   Java (Grater Sunda Islands) Indonesia

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy of CMWM, München
   Berastagi (Sumatera) Indonesia

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy of CMWM, München
   (Pahang) Malaysia




Wingspan:
 about  59  mm  ( n = 20 )
 about  62  mm  ( n = 17 )

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

- Indonesia: Java: Mt-Selak (CMWM) Sumatra (RMNH) (ZMHB) Bali Malaysia: Genting Highlands (MCZR) Pahang (RMNH)

Description:

Translation:

Head with palps thorax and abdomen* yellowish brown; distal apical spot of the 1st and 2nd rings of the palps, a spot on the frons, two spots on the shoulder, two on the base of the tegulae, short transverse bands on the abdomen, and two rows of spots at either side of the abdomen black; fore wings mouse coloured, yellowish brown basally, with 2-3 black spots, a small oval costal spot before the middle, a larger, irregular spot at the apex of the cellula** and a third white spot near the base in area 1b white; rear wings snow white with the discal spot, nine marginal spots and 3-4 submarginal spots dark brown; also the antennae and the terminal segment of the palps dark brown. - Wing span 60 mm. Female.

The male antennae are much stronger than in the Hypsa species, and about as strongly pectinate as in Pseudohypsa.
In the pattern of the rear wings our species comes very closely to Hypsa tortuosa Walk. However, the fore wings and the design of the body are quite different.



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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