Miscellaneous Genera I
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Dordura aliena Walker
Hypaetra aliena Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 964.
Dordura apicalis Moore, 1882, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson, 2: 170
Dysgonia tincta Hampson, 1893, Illust. typical Specimens lepid. Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 9: 27, 112.
Hypaetra modesta Roepke, 1956, Tijdschr. Ent. 99: 28, syn. n.
Dordura aliena Walker; Holloway, 1976: 35.

Dordura aliena Dordura aliena

Diagnosis. See the generic description. The female is a much darker and more uniform mauve-grey than the male but with similar fasciation and trapezoidal subapical costal mark on the forewing. The reniform is entangled in the postmedial, and the orbicular is a dark dot in an otherwise unmarked band, distinctly paler in the male in the medial zone.

Taxonomic note. The new synonym, modesta Roepke, is based on a female of aliena, but has previously been placed in Avatha Walker (Poole, 1989; see also p. 90).

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Burma, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (HS / ZSM), Borneo, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. The species ranges from the lowlands to 1930m and has been taken in localities with undisturbed forest through to those with extensive cultivation.

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