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Derambila dentifera Moore
Rambara dentifera Moore, 1888, Descr. new Indian lep. Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 256.
Rambara efila Swinhoe, 1894, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1894: 168.

Derambila dentifera

The black spot subcostally within the smoothly sinuous but punctate postmedial of the forewing is diagnostic.

Taxonomic notes. Sommerer (1995) recognised dentifera as a species distinct from D. satelliata Walker (Sulawesi, Sulu Is., Seram) and rectiscripta Prout (New Guinea). The male genitalia differ from those of satelliata in: larger more elongate lateral processes to the uncus; a more slender, less hooked spur in the centre of the valve; a larger aedeagus with a much longer distal cornutus.

Geographical range. N. India, Taiwan, Burma, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimens were taken in softwood plantations in the lowlands of Sabah at Brumas (Chey, 1994). Two were from a Eucalyptus deglupta plantation with a regenerating secondary forest understorey and one was taken from a much less diverse Pinus caribaea plantation.

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