magniplaga Walker comb. n.
Thyatira magniplaga Walker, 1858, List Specimens Lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 15:
magniplaga Walker; Holloway, 1982: 230.
markings on the forewings of the type species and associated female are reddish
brown, only slightly paler than the ground colour. There is a small elliptical
zone on male tergite 4, and a very deep pocket on tergite 7; the uncus is
oblong, somewhat waisted; the harpe has a single central process. These
abdominal and genitalic features are also shown by a male from Brunei (slide
10031) which, with a further male and three females, has pale creamy white
leprous patches. The central patch is much larger, less elongate or broken than
in other species; the 8-shaped apical patch is much larger and more regular.
type material is probably from the lowlands, as are those specimens with pale
patches except for a possible female from 1618m. on Bukit Retak, Brunei.
males and a putative female (not dissected) were reared from Durio zibethinus
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