Miscellaneous Genera I
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Mesosciera orientalis Hampson 
Mesosciera orientalis Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 534.

Mesosciera orientalis

. The brownish grey, fawnish and slightly angled forewing margin is somewhat similar to that of Blasticorhinus species (see p. 429), but these have more fine fasciae crossing the forewing: in orientalis these are obscure, with only the medial zone being distinctly darker in some specimens. Within this medial band there is a distinctive white discal bar that is constricted centrally, occasionally almost completely broken into two.

Taxonomic note. M. luzonensis Wileman & West (Philippines) is known from a single female. The genitalia are similar (but not identical) to those of orientalis, so the taxa may prove to be conspecific when males of luzonensis can be examined.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Only seven specimens have been seen, older ones from Pontianak, Sandakan and Kuching and, in recent surveys, from the primary forest edge at 100m near the Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah, from lowland forest in the Barito Ulu of Kalimantan Tengah, and from the coast at Seria and from 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei. Three of these localities include open habitats.

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