luciferata Walker stat. rev.
Noreia luciferata Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus., 24: 1092.
Bapta inamata Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 82.
Diagnosis. The species is creamy white with strong rusty brown postmedial fasciae
and fringes to both wings.
Taxonomic notes. This species has been included in the synonymy of Linamata Walker
(Sri Lanka, India) as the two taxa are externally very similar. However, the
male genitalia show significant differences, with the Javan taxon bucens Warren
being more similar to luciferata. In inamata the valve has a
distinctive 'pinched up' transverse ridge structure subapically, lacking in luciferata.
The aedeagus vesica in inamata has two distal clumps of moderate
cornuti and a long proximal band of cornuti only slightly smaller; in luciferata
the more apical of the distal groups is larger, fused into a single compound
cornutus, the basal one being absent (in lucens the position is
intermediate between that of the two clumps of inamata and the cornutus
is multiple), and the proximal band is broader, with the cornuti very much
smaller except for a short basal section (in lucens the band extends
across the vesica to the distal cornutus). The eighth sternite is broadly
bilobed in inamata, a single rounded lobe in lucens and acutely
triangular in luciferata.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, Seram, New
Habitat preference. L. luciferata is frequent to common in forested localities
from the lowlands to the upper montane zone.
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