purpurascens Hampson, 1893, Illust. typical Specimens lepid.
Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 9: 32, 135.
malayana Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae,
p. 259, syn.
The species has similar facies to Codonodes rectigramma (see above) but is larger, and the
forewing has more of a purplish tinge, is more uniform, lacking dark markings
near the tornus and having the pale postmedial more strongly curved subcostally.
note. The facies and male genitalia of purpurascens
very similar, indicative of conspecificity. The Bornean specimen has a slightly
more robust spur at the centre of the ventral margin of the valve. T.
(New Guinea) has similar facies but the valves are apically broader, spatulate,
with the ventral spurs more basal. The aedeagus vesica has an additional distal
range. Sri Lanka, India, Bali, Borneo.
preference. A single specimen has been taken in partly disturbed alluvial
forest at the foot of a small limestone outcrop at 50m near Long Pala in the G.
Mulu National Park.
See the generic account.
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