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