apicifascia Hampson comb. rev.
Eutelia apicifascia Hampson,
1894, Fauna of British India, Moths 2: 394.
Targalla apicifascia Hampson;
Swinhoe, 1902, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 10: 496.
Eutelia mediofusca Bethune-Baker,
1906, Novit. zool. 13: 228, syn. n.
Phlegetonia apicifascia Hampson;
Holloway, 1976: 17.
Diagnosis. This species is medium greyish brown, the forewing with a slightly
darker medial zone in which the orbicular stigma is picked out pale; the
subapical costal triangle is bordered basally by a double cream line, one
component of which is the anterior part of the postmedial. The male genitalia
are distinctive with the valves reduced, slender, tapering, strongly upcurved at
the apex. The male antennae are weakly bipectinate.
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics to Solomons; the sister
species barbara Robinson flies in Fiji and Samoa.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in both
lowland and upper montane forests.
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