Miscellaneous Genera I
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Anisoneura aluco Fabricius
Noctua aluco Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.: 591.
Anisoneura hypocyana Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid. 7: 162.
Anisoneura hypocyana buruensis Prout, 1926, Entomologist, 59: 73.
Anisoneura aluco Fabricius; Holloway, 1976: 31; Kobes, 1985: 78.

Anisoneura aluco

Diagnosis. Both Bornean Anisoneura species have a similar cryptic facies (see generic account) of a sequence of oblique fasciae of various widths, intensity, colour and regularity, but aluco is much larger, more robust, and has the apices of the wings more produced. The underside in the next species is paler, brown rather than purplish brown, and more strongly banded.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Taiwan, Burma, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Buru.

Habitat preference. Though uncommon, aluco has been recorded from the lowlands to 2600m.

Biology. Robinson et al. (2001) recorded the species as ‘polyphagous under tree bark’, but it is clear in the source they cite that the reference is merely to the camouflage of the adult when at rest on bark.

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