Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Rhynchodina molybdota Hampson
Rhynchodina molybdota Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. p. 263.
Calesiodes punctigera Roepke, 1941, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 23: 28, syn. n.


Rhynchodina molybdota

Rhynchodina molybdota

Diagnosis 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.

Geographical range. Burma, Borneo, Sumatra (HS / ZSM).

Habitat 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. Mulu.

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