Miscellaneous Genera II
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Avitta beta sp. n.
15mm. The species is very similar to flavicilia Holloway but smaller, slightly greyer and with a more clearly defined reniform that is surrounded by an irregular array of slightly stronger markings representing other fasciae; an arcuate band just basal to the reniform is particularly intense, especially in the two Himalayan specimens. The hindwing fringes are pale greyish brown, rather than pale yellow as in flavicilia. The genitalia have the bursa more elongate, less pyriform than in flavicilia, and have the sterigma less well developed.

Avitta beta

. BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland rainforest, 29.8.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen M.G. Allen M.G. Allen M.G. Allen M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 10865.

Geographical range. Borneo, N.E. Himalaya (slide 10860), Sumatra (HS / ZSM).

Habitat preference. This is a rare lowland forest species.

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