Noctua obscura Cramer, 1780, Uitlandsche Kapellen,
Noctua zamis Stoll, 1790, Uitlandsche Kapellen,
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 14: 1297.
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 14: 1294.
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 947.
conspicua Felder, 1874, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara,
Lep. Het.: pl. 113, f. 7.
sumbana Swinhoe, 1918, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9),
layardi Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae,
This and the next four species are very similar and, with hogenesi Zilli,
have a bluish suffusion to the regular ellipse of the forewing ocellus. With mutabilis
the new species immediately following, this is one of the three largest Bornean Speiredonia.
Mauve shading between the fasciae is extensive, and the fascia (possibly the
medial) just basal to the forewing ocellus is straight where adjacent to it, and
particularly smoothly sinuous towards the dorsum. For comments on division of
the ocellus and entirety of the submarginal, see the next species.
note. The use of obscura in preference to the more frequently
encountered zamis is justified by Zilli et al.,
range. Indo-Australian tropics to the Marianas, western Carolines, N.
Australia, the Solomons and New Caledonia.
preference. A single male has been recorded without altitude data from G.
Marapok in Sabah.
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