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Mesotrophe 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.


Mesotrophe intortaria


Mesotrophe intortaria


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.

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