Micronia advocataria Walker, 1861, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 23: 822.
Pseudomicronia caelata Moore, 1888, Descr new
Indian lepid. Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 257,
syn. n. The syntype from S. India (in BMNH), slide 267, is hereby designated
Pseudomicronia simpleifascia Swinhoe, 1894, Ann.
Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 14: 431, syn. n.
Pseudomicronia fasciata Wileman, 1914, Entomologist,
47: 201, syn. n.
is a smaller and more lightly fasciated species than its Bornean congener and
the type species.
Taxonomic notes. The
lectotype of caebata designated above has male genitalia and facies as in
advocataria. P. fraterna Moore, described from Sri Lanka, flies with advocataria
in India and S. China, but is slightly larger with the lines in the fasciae
more numerous, resembling the new species described next. P. oppositata Snellen
(= trimaculata Warren syn. n.; Sulawesi), with three strong black spots
at the hindwing tail, may be merely a distinctive race of advocataria. However,
the male genitalia (slide 499) show a number of minor differences: the uncus
processes are more separated; the juxta is basally broader, the lower lobes
slightly longer; the slender, curved processes of the valve are shorter, more
robust; the digital process of the dorsal valve margin is straight, rather than
Moluccas, Philippines, Sundaland, Andamans, India, Taiwan, S. China.
species has not been taken in recent surveys but older Bornean material is
mostly from lowland localities.
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