Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Platyjionia mediorufa Hampson comb. n.
Thermesia mediorufa Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 2: 536.
Platyja sada Swinhoe, 1903, Fasc. Malay. Zool., 1: 79, syn. n.
Capnodes brunnea Swinhoe, 1906, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 17: 550, syn. n.
Ugia mediorufa Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 38.


Platyjionia mediorufa

. The wings are a dark, rather olivaceous brown, obscurely marked except for a medial band of creamy white variably suffused with rufous orange and black. This band broadens from the dorsum to the costa by virtue of the sinuous course of its distal border.

Taxonomic note. The taxa sada and brunnea are represented by their holotype females only; both agree in facies and genitalia with mediorufa.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Bornean material consists of four specimens: one each from regenerated alluvial and hill dipterocarp forest at 50m and 160m at the foot of G. Mulu; one from stunted hill forest at 900m on G. Monkobo, Sabah; one from 1620m on G. Kinabalu.

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