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Sesamia (Busseola) submarginalis Hampson comb. n
Ichthyura submarginalis Hampson, 1891, Illustr. typical Specimens Lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus,
8: 60.
Polio microsticta Hampson, 1894, Fauna British India, Moths, 2: 233, syn. n.
Busseola microsticta Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 15.

Sesamia submarginalis


The forewings are medium brownish grey with dark brown in the cell except for the stigmata; there is a diffuse, dark straight submarginal, with a pale exterior edge, extending from the dorsum to two thirds anteriorly.

Geographical range. India, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen was from Kundasan, an open area of cultivation at about 1000m on the slopes of G. Kinabalu.

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