TRIBE LITHOSIINI
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Lambula pallida Hampson  
   
Lambula pallida Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:100.


Lambula pallida
(x 1.30)


Diagnosis. The forewings are elongate-elliptical, a rather pale pinkish grey, with a faint postmedial row of black dots that curves parallel to the distal margin. The hindwings are a pale straw colour. See also Mithuna fuscivena Hampson (see Mithuna fuscivena Hampson).

Taxonomic note. The placement of this species must be regarded as tentative, as no males have been located for dissection. The female abdomen has lateral pockets on the seventh segment and two signa in the bursa, somewhat umbonate; the latter could be homologous with the signa in L. phyllodes.

Geographical range. Borneo, Thailand.

Habitat preference. Most material seen was taken in Sarawak in the 19th Century, probably in the lowlands. Two specimens have been taken in lowland Brunei during recent surveys, from dry heath forest at Telisai, from a coastal area with mangrove at Kampong Kapok and from coastal forest and secondary vegetation at Seria.

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