Phalaena membliaria Cramer,
1780, Uitl. Kapellen. 3:139, 175.
Aganais renigera Felder, 1874, in Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise
Ost. Fregatte Novara P1.,106.
Euplocia moderata Butler, 1875, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1875:
Euplocia inconspicua Butler,
1875, Ibid. : 328.
Euplocia radians Snellen, 1879, Tijdschr. Ent. 22: 77.
Diagnosis. See the generic description. Species of the next genus lack pale streaks
between the veins at the forewing margin and never have a flap over the forewing
costa (males) or orange in the forewing cell and transverse dark bands in the
costal zone (females).
Taxonomic notes. The development of the orange pattern and darker markings at the base of
the forewing appears to be variable. The taxa in the above synonymy were
described mainly on the basis of this variation, hence are probably not valid at
subspecific level. Typical membliaria is Himalayan, renigera (= moderata)
applies to Sundanian (Java) material, and inconspicua was described
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya to Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi,
Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in Borneo, probably
restricted to lowland habitats.
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