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Xyleutes lutescens Roepke 
   
Xyleutes lutescens Roepke, 1957: 33; Barlow, 1982: 42.


Xyleutes lutescens


Diagnosis.
The ground colour is a dull orange, expressed on the wings adjacent to the veins and on the margins. The spaces between all the veins of the hindwing and the cubital and radial veins of the forewing are uniform grey; on the forewing the spaces of the costal and dorsal zones contain darker, broad striae.

Taxonomic notes. Material from the main Sundanian islands is greyer than in the typical form and placed by Roepke as a distinct subspecies grisescens Roepke.

The original description and illustration of ruficeps de Joannis (1929, Ann. Soc. ent. France 98: 551, Hanoi) suggests this taxon may be related to, or a senior synonym of, lutescens, though this did not occur to Roepke (1957) who examined the type.

Geographical range. Lingga Archipelago, S. of Singapore; Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species frequents lowland forest, particularly dry heath forest at Telisai in Brunei.

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