Neonola mesosticta Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:
Nola celidota Wileman &
West, 1928, Entomologist, 61: 205,
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. The forewings vary from pale to medium grey,
darker marginally distal to an obtusely angled, fine blackish postmedial.
Fasciation basal to this is sparse, but there are two patches of raised dark
scales, one on the costa at one-third, the other just basal and interior to it,
with the antemedial, similar to the postmedial, running from the space between
the patches transversely to the dorsum. The male genitalia have the arms of the
valves long, the dorsal one rather paddle-shaped but narrow, and with a basal
setose lobe; the harpe of the ventral arm is distinctly slender and sinuous. The
saccus margin is somewhat tridentate. These features are all seen in
which is therefore brought into synonymy.
Geographical range. Borneo, Singapore, Indian Subregion, Philippines, Seram
(slide 14406), New Guinea.
Habitat preference. The species is frequent and has been taken from the
lowlands to 1790m. It is perhaps commoner in the lowlands.
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