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Psimada hybrida Prout comb. n. 
Mecodina hybrida Prout, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 239.


Psimada hybrida

Diagnosis. This species has facies similar to the female of Psimada quadripennis with a truncated costal triangle on the forewing but the ground colour is of a more purplish tint, and the paler marginal zone of the hindwing weakens and fades away with distance from the tornus as in Mecodina species such as leucosticta Hampson and albodentata Swinhoe.

Taxonomic note. Though the male antennae lack the lamellate swelling of the type species, the structure of the male abdomen indicates the species is better associated with Psimada, particularly the tyre-like thickening to the valve margin. The strong cornuti of the aedeagus vesica are shared both with Psimada and Mecodina lanceola Guenée.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia (Barlow Colln), Thailand (VK).

Habitat preference. In Borneo the species is only known from the holotype, a male (noted as female in the original description) from G. Murud in Sarawak. No altitude is given on the label data.

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