comb. n. turgida ssp. n.
Cucullia tenuis Moore, 1867, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1867:
This subspecies is identical in facies to the nominate race (N.E.
Himalaya) but the male genitalia have the costal process of the valve expanded
centrally rather than it being of more or less even width. In the female
genitalia the post-ostial invagination is less than half the size of that in the
Holotype . Djoenggo
Ardjoeno, E. JAVA,
May 1934 (J.P.A. Kalis), BM noctuid slide 11348.
Specific diagnosis. The species can be distinguished from all congeners
except the female of L. longipennis (see below) by the narrow,
apically produced, dark bluish brown forewings that have a series of faint,
oblique, more intensely dark blue fasciae between the tornal area and the discal
zone running parallel to the posterior half of the margin. The species can be
distinguished from longipennis females by the more definitely hyaline
basal zone of the hindwing and by the presence, in the female genitalia, of a
strong but variably sized post-ostial invagination. The structure of the valves
of the male genitalia indicates affinity of this species to punctapex and
Himalaya; Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Philippines, Sulawesi, Buru, New Guinea.
of the specimens thought to be longipennis by Holloway (1976) proved to
be this species. It was taken at 1200m on G. Kinabalu in the locality described
for L. olivascens above.
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