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Bagada malayica Snellen comb. n.  
Orthogonia malayica Snellen, 1880, Midden Sumatra 4(8): 46.
Xanthoptera nigridia Hampson, 1894, Fauna Brit. India, Moths, 2: 320.

Bagada malayica

Bagada malayica


The male has the forewing and hindwing a very dark brown, but with the patterning typical of the genus present on the former. The female resembles both sexes of the next two species but the forewing is duller, with the triangular tornal area more extensive, extending further basad on the dorsum and being more clearly defined there. The reniform is much larger in B. labi.

Taxonomic notes. There is bilateral asymmetry of the harpe in the male genitalia. In ssp. nigridia Hampson from the Himalaya the outer process of the right harpe is hammer-headed rather than simply outcurved. A related species with similarly asymmetric genitalia (slide 14286) occurs in Sulawesi.

Geographical range.
Sumatra, Java, Borneo; N.E. Himalaya.

Habitat preference.
Only two females from Borneo have been seen, both from lowland rainforest.

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