Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 964.
new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson, 2: 170
tincta Hampson, 1893, Illust. typical Specimens lepid.
Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 9: 27, 112.
modesta Roepke, 1956, Tijdschr. Ent. 99:
Dordura aliena Walker;
Holloway, 1976: 35.
See the generic description. The female is a much darker and more uniform mauve-grey
than the male but with similar fasciation and trapezoidal subapical costal mark
on the forewing. The reniform is entangled in the postmedial, and the orbicular
is a dark dot in an otherwise unmarked band, distinctly paler in the male in the
note. The new synonym, modesta Roepke,
is based on a female of aliena, but has previously been placed in Avatha
(Poole, 1989; see also p. 90).
range. Indian Subregion, Burma, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia,
Sumatra (HS / ZSM), Borneo, New Guinea.
preference. The species ranges from the lowlands to 1930m and has been
taken in localities with undisturbed forest through to those with extensive
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