Miscellaneous Genera V.
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Mecodina bisignata Walker 
Boethantha bisignata Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 1983.
Sympis turbida Moore, 1877, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1877: 611.
Capnodes macrocera Snellen, 1880, Tijdschr. Ent. 23: 110.
Ctypansa bocanidia Butler, 1882, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5), 10: 231.
Ctypansa mesogramma Meyrick, 1889, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1889: 478.
Seneratia barnardi Lucas, 1894, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales (2). 8: 153.
Seneratia ruficeps Hampson, 1895, Fauna Br. India, Moths 3: 6, syn. n.
Mecodina semophora Lower, 1903, Trans. Proc. R. Soc. S. Australia 27: 42.
Seneratia albopunctata Bethune-Baker, 1906, Novit. zool. 13: 272.

Mecodina bisignata Mecodina bisignata

Diagnosis. In build, shape and the length of the male antennae, this species resembles praecipua but is more uniform, browner and lacks the dark subapical triangle on the forewing costa. The reniform can be enlarged into a black patch in some specimens and is usually embedded in a straight, diffuse, dark transverse medial band that recurs on the hindwing. The male genitalia are invested with distinctive straw-coloured scales. Females are slightly more variegated, often with a paler patch centrally in the band between the forewing postmedial and submarginal.

Taxonomic note. Nielsen et al. (1996) provided a much more extensive synonymy than Poole (1989), bringing in Australian nomenclature. Here is added ruficeps Hampson, based on a rather strongly variegated female.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion to S. China, Bismarck Is. and Queensland.

Habitat preference. The species has only been taken once in recent surveys, from an area of lowland forest and secondary growth at 30-60m in the Labi area of Brunei. Old material is from lowland localities such as Tenom (approx 300m) and Pulo Laut, and without altitude data from the area of G. Kinabalu.

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