Teulisna uniplaga Hampson
uniplaga Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br.
India, Moths, 2: 88.
species resembles those species of the typical Teulisna group that have a
quadrate black mark in the centre of the forewing, edged slightly paler.
However, it is smaller overall and has dark grey hindwings. There is a
diagnostic black spot on the costa opposite the distal end of the quadrate mark.
Taxonomic note. Transfer
to Teulisna is principally because of facies similarities. There are no
modifications in the form of scales or compression of venation on the male
forewing. In the male genitalia the sacculus is expanded but not quadrate and
bears no internal structures. The apex of the saccular process of the valve is
slightly rugose, but there is also a complex structure more basally on the
The uncus is vestigial. The
aedeagus vesica is small with a row of three cornuti in addition to a general
scattering of small, needle-like spines.
range. Burma, Borneo.
Habitat preference. This
is a frequent species of lowland forest, but has been recorded singly at 1000m.
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