FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
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Formofentonia Matsumura

Formofentonia orbifer madena Schaus  
   
Stauropus orbifer Hampson, 1892, Fauna of British India, Moths 1: 152.
   
Chadisra madena Schaus, 1928, Proc. U.S. Natn. Mus. 73 (19): 81.
   
Formofentonia orbifer madena Schaus; Kiriakoff 1968: 145; Holloway, 1976: 56, fig. 362.


Formofentonia orbifer


Diagnosis.
The apical pale pinkish brown circle of the forewing is unique in the family and is reminiscent of certain Thyatiridae and species of the noctuid genus Plagideicta Warren; these do not have the broad creamy white zone along the forewing dorsum.

Geographical range. N. E. Himalaya; Taiwan; Sundaland, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. Recorded from a range of forest types from the lowlands to 2000 m, but perhaps slightly more common in montane forests.

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