Chundana lugubris Walker, 1862, J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 6:117.
Diagnosis. This is a small grey species with darker black spots on the wings much
as in acontiine noctuids of the genus Metaemene Hampson (see Barlow,
1982). The greyish colour, typically uraniid forewing venation and, in the male,
a foveate structure at the forewing base, are diagnostic.
Taxonomic notes. The species differs from C. assimilis Warren stat. rev. (Moluccas
to Queensland and Solomons) in having a more punctate black forewing marginal
angle, a strong black spot at the forewing dorsum on the postmedial and
generally much weaker fasciation on both wings. In the male genitalia the uncus
is shorter and the valves deeper, with the double spine set slightly more
Geographical range. Borneo.
two specimens are known: the holotype collected by A.R. Wallace in the lowlands
of Sarawak; a more recent specimen (1976) from Semengok near Kuching.
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