intortaria Guenťe comb. n.
Anisodes intortaria Guenťe,
1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen. Lep. 9: 419.
Anisodes expunctaria Walker,
1859, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 5:194.
Anisodes responsaria Walker,
1861, List Specimens Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 22: 647.
Anisodes ovisignata Moore,
1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 444.
Diagnosis. The forewing medial is much more transverse, less
oblique than in other taxa with similar facies. The distortion of the male
venation is conspicuous. Some variants have an irregular greyish blotch at the
tornus of both fore- and hindwings.
Taxonomic notes. M. nephelospila Meyrick comb. n. is the Australasian tropical
sister-species, found from New Guinea to the Solomons and Queensland. A third
species in the group is M. harrietae Robinson comb. n. (Fiji).
Geographical range. Oriental tropics to Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. The species is uncommon. The few specimens taken in
recent surveys have been from the lowlands: secondary forest in Brunei and a Eucalyptus
deglupta plantation in Sabah.
to Contents page