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Argyrogramma signata Fabricius  
Noctua signata
Fabricius, 1794, Entomologica Syst. 3(2): 81.
Plusia diminuta Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 837.
Plusia signata Fabricius; Holloway, 1976: 32.

Argyrogramma signata

The species has dark purplish brown forewings like nigriluna but they are more uniform with the dot of the bright maculation smaller than the u rather than larger.

Geographical range. Widespread in the Old World tropics to as far east as Tonga and the Cook Is.

Habitat preference. This is probably a species of secondary and disturbed vegetation but Bornean material is sparse.

Biology. The species has been reared from Eucalyptus in New Guinea (CIE records).

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