SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Mythimna (Aletia) decississima Walker  
Leucania decississima Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 32: 624.
Leucania nareda Felder, 1874, Reise. Ost. Fregatte Novara, p1. 109: 9.
Leucania pulchra
Snellen, 1880, Midden Sumatra, Lep., 4: 41.
Leucania lanceata
Moore, 1881, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1881: 340.
Leucania aureola
Lucas, 1890, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales (2), 4:1097.
Sideridia lineatissima
Warren, 1912, Novit. zoo1., 19: 12.


Mythimna decississima

 


Diagnosis.
See Mythimna (Aletia) exsanguis Guenee and Mythimna (Aletia) calorai sp. n.

Taxonomic notes.
In the Philippines flies a similar but distinct species, franclemonti Calora. Record of this from Borneo by Holloway (1976) proves to be erroneous, the taxon concerned being new and described below.

Geographical range.
Throughout the Oriental tropics to Sundaland and east to Sulawesi, and S. Moluccas.

Habitat preference.
Bornean material is mainly from lowland localities, usually those with open habitats or secondary vegetation. However, two specimens were taken at 1618m in upper montane forest on Bukit Retak in Brunei.

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