dentifascia Hampson stat. rev.
1891, Illustr. typical Specimens Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus.,
1905, Ent. Zeits. (Guben), 19: 76, syn. n.
sensu Holloway, 1976: 67.
sensu Inoue, 1988: 373.
Diagnosis. Both this and the next species have forewing facies as in the generic
description. The anterior half of the forewing postmedial is straight in dentifascia,
slightly concave distad in intentata Walker. The hindwing of the male
in the latter is reduced in size, rather triangular, grading from pale fawn
basally to brown distally, without the fasciation seen in male dentifascia and
females of both species. Examination of the genitalia is recommended to confirm
Taxonomic notes. True M. eupitheciata Walker appears to be restricted to the
Australasian tropics. The ductus bursa in the female is unsclerotised, the
seventh segment unmodified and the boomerang signum narrow. In both Bornean
species the ductus is sclerotised and the seventh segment modified.
Geographical range. Oriental tropics.
Habitat preference. All Bornean material seen was taken between 1200m and
2110m on G. Kinabalu.
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