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Eristena monika Mey, [2009]; PED 3

  • Taxonomy

    Both the male and female holotypes of Eristena monika Mey, 2009:100-102, figs. 1-4, 21, 22, are from Sabah (Mt. Kinabalu N.P., Mesilau Nature Resort, Mesilau River). They are in MfNH Berlin.

  • Description

    Wing length: 6mm. The patterning of both males and females are very similar and distinctive although the males may be larger than the females. The orange-yellow FW is clouded with grey centrally and has sub marginal and post median white fasciae. The HW is typical of Eristena, deeply falcate, with a broad white subbasal band on orange-yellow. On the termen are a white eye-spot and near the tornus a small black spot. HW veins M2 and M3 are stalked The male genitalia illustrated by Mey (2009 figs. 1-4) are also distinctive. The sp. is similar to E. endosaris (Meyrick, 1894a) and E. fulva Yoshiyasu 1987 from Thailand.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Mt Kinabalu, Sabah. Upper montane streams; 1400-2000m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Eristena endosaris

    Eristena fulva

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Mey, W. (2009) New aquatic moths from high elevations of Mt. Kinabalu in northern Borneo (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Acentropinae), Ent. Zeitschr. 119 (3): 99-107.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare