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Mudaria magniplaga Walker comb. n
Thyatira magniplaga
Walker, 1858, List Specimens Lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 15: 1643.
Plagideicta magniplaga Walker; Holloway, 1982: 230.

Mudaria magniplaga 

Mudaria magniplaga 


The leprous 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.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The 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.

Biology. The Brunei males and a putative female (not dissected) were reared from Durio zibethinus fruits (Bombacaceae).

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