Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Pseudogyrtonamodesta Moore
Phyllophila modesta Moore, 1884-1887 [1884]: 55.
Phyllophila grisea Hampson, 1893, Illust. typical Specimens lepid. Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 9: 20.



. The male antennae are bipectinate. The forewings are pale grey, suffusing darker towards the margin. The reniform is a hollow, dark lunule, and the finely punctate dark postmedial angles in a zig-zag around it. There is an irregular pale submarginal fascia within the darker grey marginal zone. There is no subapical pale spot on the forewing underside.

Taxonomic note. P. bilineatoides Poole (bilineata Bethune-Baker, praeocc) is a related species found in New Guinea. The valves of the male genitalia in both species are narrow, apically tapering, without significant processes. The eighth sternite is pouched, with a pair of slight coremata contained within a slender but extensive frame of sclerotisation. The generic placement is unsatisfactory, but no better combination has been located.

Geographical range. Sri Lanka, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is an infrequent species in lowland forest. During the Mulu survey it was found to be more frequent on the transect of the limestone G. Api, both in dipterocarp forest at around 250m and in lower montane forest at 900m.

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