Miscellaneous Genera II
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Heterospila fulgurea Guenée
Heterospila fulgurea Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid. 7: 352.
Thermesia decisa Walker, 1869, Char. undescr. Lep. Het. p. 92, syn. n.
Ugia monogramma Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 439, syn. n.

Heterospila fulgurea

Diagnosis. See the generic description. The forewings are a medium pinkish greybrown with oblique dark postmedials and, on the forewings, a strongly stepped submarginal. The hindwing submarginal is much more irregular, zig-zag, edged broadly basad by a paler, more ochreous zig-zag band.

Taxonomic note. Galsworthy (1997) commented on confusion (e.g. in Poole (1989)) between Thermesia decisa Walker and Iluza decisa Walker (see Ugia Walker). The taxon simplex Walker is conspecific with the latter, not the former, and the former is conspecific with fulgurea.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Hainan, Thailand (VK), Sumatra, Java, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Recent material consists of a female from Kretam on the coast of Sabah and three males taken during the Mulu survey: from 150m in wet heath forest; from 250m in dipterocarp forest on limestone (G. Api); from 1000m in lower montane forest on G. Mulu.

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