TRIBE LITHOSIINI
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Teulisna uniplaga Hampson comb. rev.  
   
Teulisna uniplaga Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 2: 88.


Teulisna uniplaga
(x 1.30)


Diagnosis. This 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 sacculus.

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.

Geographical range. Burma, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a frequent species of lowland forest, but has been recorded singly at 1000m.

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