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Corythurus nocturnus Hampson  
Corythurus nocturnus
Hampson, 1893, Illustr. typical Specimens Lepid. Het. Br. Mus., 9:113.
Corythurus nocturnus
Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 12.

Corythurus nocturnus

Corythurus nocturnus



This is a large dark greyish species, the forewings variably shaded with dull bronze colour and black, alleviated by white markings particularly submarginally over the anterior half of the wing. The orbicular stigma is often conspicuous, surrounded by white.

Taxonomic note. Bornean specimens have the male eighth sternal processes broader than those from Sri Lanka.

Geographical range. Sri Lanka. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is occasionally abundant in lowland forest and has also been taken sporadically in montane habitats. During the Mulu survey a large number were taken at one alluvia] forest site (70m) and a few at 1500m on the limestone G. Api. In Brunei specimens have been taken in various lowland forest types, including dry heath forest at Telisai, and also at 1618m on Bukit Retak. It is possible that hill-topping may occur.

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