molybdota Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae,
p. p. 263.
punctigera Roepke, 1941, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 23: 28, syn.
and taxonomic note. There is marked sexual dimorphism as noted in the generic
description. Males tend also to be more strongly fasciated diffusely in dull
green-brown and mauve-grey. There are white dots within a dull green submarginal
band. In the synonymy above, molybdota was
based on a female and punctigera on a male.
Borneo, Sumatra (HS / ZSM).
preference. The species is uncommon. In recent surveys, three specimens
have been taken in lowland forest understorey at 150m near the Danum Valley
Field Centre, and two in lowland forest in Brunei (Labi at 30-60m and Ulu
Temburong at 300m). Singletons have been taken in coastal and secondary forest
at Seria in Brunei and (the only female) in lower montane forest at 1000m on G.
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