beta sp. n.
15mm. The species is very similar to flavicilia
but smaller, slightly greyer and with a more clearly defined reniform that is
surrounded by an irregular array of slightly stronger markings representing
other fasciae; an arcuate band just basal to the reniform is particularly
intense, especially in the two Himalayan specimens. The hindwing fringes are
pale greyish brown, rather than pale yellow as in flavicilia.
The genitalia have the bursa more elongate, less pyriform than in flavicilia,
and have the sterigma less well developed.
. BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland rainforest, 29.8.79 (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen M.G. Allen M.G. Allen M.G. Allen M.G. Allen),
BM noctuid slide 10865.
range. Borneo, N.E. Himalaya (slide 10860), Sumatra (HS / ZSM).
preference. This is a rare lowland forest species.
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