Hampson comb. n.
Nola punctilineata Hampson, 1896, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 4: 503.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. The wings are pale brown, the forewings with
marginal, submarginal and postmedial rows of black dots, those of the postmedial
being smaller and more sharply defined than the others. There are also three
larger dots set obliquely in the basal third of the wing. The hindwings are
slightly darker than the forewings. The male genitalia (Luzon; see below) have
valves more as in
than in the earlier sequence of species, but the harpe is more strongly angled
towards the valve costa, and the aedeagus vesica has a large cluster of cornuti.
A female from Luzon (Arctiidae slide 2296) has genitalia identical to those of
the type from Bhutan (Arctiidae slide 1645) but the Budapest group suspects that
more than one species may be involved.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Burma, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. The only specimen seen is from 150m on G. Santubong,
near Kuching in the lowlands of Sarawak.
to Content Page