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Plusiopalpa adrasta Felder
Plusia adrasta
Felder, 1874, Reise Ost. Fregatte Novara 2: p1. 110.
Plusia crassipalpus Hampson, 1894, Fauna British India, Moths 2: 576.
Plusiopalpa adrasta Felder; Barlow, 1982: 98.

Plusiopalpa adrasta

Diagnosis. The species is distinguished primarily by the prominent palps. The forewings are narrower, more apically acute than in other purplish or reddish brown species like Argyrogramma signata and ‘Plusia’ nigriluna.

Habitat preference. Only one Bornean specimen has been located, taken in the G. Mulu area by Hose.

Biology. The species has been reared from Mikania, an introduced member of the Compositae, in Peninsular Malaysia (CIE records).

Geographical range. Oriental tropics and eastwards to New Guinea.

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