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Taviodes fulvescens Hampson
Taviodes fulvescens Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae p. 30.


Taviodes fulvescens
(Assam)


Diagnosis and taxonomic note. See the generic description and the illustration. The facies is somewhat similar to that of Bematha extensa except the colour is more an ochreous brown, slightly darker and more variegated in the male. The other described Asian species, T. javanica Roepke (Java, Sumatra (HS / K)), has the male with a more vinous tinge and a strongly falcate forewing apex as in some African species such as excisa Hampson. The females are more similar, but the corpus bursae in javanica is more spherical and slightly reflexed basally.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia (Barlow Colln), Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference
. The only Bornean record is of two specimens (S.J. Willott, unpublished data) from 170m in lowland forest near the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah.

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