Marumba tigrina Gehlen
Marumba tigrina Gehlen, 1936, Ent. Zeitschr., 49: 461.
Diagnosis. The forewings are a more ochreous brown than in the previous
two, with the five fasciae distal to the cell more or less equally intense
(in the other species the exterior and central ones are much stronger than
the alternate two). This character is not so marked in Sumatran material
illustrated by Diehl (1980). The tornal spot is small compared to those of
sperchius and juvencus. The fasciation of the underside is stronger than
in juvencus, particularly on the hindwings, though the apical zone of the
forewing is less darkened.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Java, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is very rare in lowland forest, two on the
Mulu survey being taken at 250m on the limestone of G. Api.
to Contents page