Anagnia  subfascia    Walker  1854

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy of BMNH London
Syntype: British museum of natural history London
   (E. India) India

Photograph by: JHH Zwier

Photograph by: JHH Zwier
   Malacca Malaysia

Photograph by: JHH Zwier

 about  64  mm  ( n = 5 )
 about  67  mm  ( n = 20 )

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

- Bangladesh: Silhet (Walker 1854 -Cambodia: Bokor NP (CMWM) Pnum Cham Strai (CMWM) India (BMNH) Laos: Pha Lak (CMWM) Malaysia: (ZMHB) Penang (RMNH) Perak (CMWM) Myanmar: Khao Yai (CMWM) Rangoon (RMNH) Tenasserim (CMWM) Thailand: Changwat Nan (CMWM) Coral (CMWM) Nakhom (CMWM) Pha Lak Pattaya (CMWM) Ratchasima (CMWM) Vietnam: Tonkin (RMNH)


Type description in the original language


2. Hypsa subfascia.

Mas.                 Lutea, nigro maculata; caput et abdomen subtus alba, nigro maculata;  alae anticae fulvae, ad costam et apud apices murinae albo venosae, basi nigro alboque maculatae; posticae albidae marginibus murinis albo venosis.

Foem. ?             Alae anticae dimidio basali luteo maculis nonnullis nigris albisque, dimidio apicali murino albo venoso; posticae luteae nigro maculatae marginibus latis murinis albo venosis.


Luteous.           Head white with black spots. Palpi and antennae black, the former white beneath. Proboscis tawny. Thorax with two black dots in front, with two black spots on the disk, and with a white tuft behind. Abdomen with a row of black spots; tip clothed with whitish and brownish hairs; under side with two rows of black spots. Legs black; coxae, femora and tips of the tibiae with white hairs. Fore wings tawny ; fore borders and tips mouse-colour with white veins; costa near the base with alternate black and white spots; under side with the tawny hue much less prevalent. Hind wings whitish, testaceous towards the inner border; discal patch and borders mouse-colour, tbe latter with white veins, the former with a black spot in front; disk tawny beneath. Length of the body 12 lines; of the wings 30 lines.

a.       East Indies. From Archdeacon Clerk's collection.

b.       North India. From Mr. L. James' collection.


Fem. ?  Body, palpi, proboscis, antennae and legs as in the male; tip of the abdomen luteous. Basal half of the fore wings luteous with black and a few white spots, the latter apparent only above; apical half mouse-colour with white veins. Hind wings luteous with black spots, and with broad mouse-coloured white-veined borders. Length of the body 11 lines; of the wings 32 lines-



In: List of the speciments of lepidopterous Insects in the collection of the British museum,

Part II. – Lepidoptera heterocera, page 446-447, Walker

Printed by order of the trustees, London 1854.


In the library of the Dutch Entomological Society       nr ?

(Bibliotheek van de Nederlandse Entomologische vereniging)

Plantage Middenlaan 64

1018 DH Amsterdam NL)




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.