1864, J.
Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 54.
dissimulans Hampson, 1898, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc.,
11: 707, syn.
Oglasa opalescens Hampson, 1926, Descr.
Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 218.
The forewings are pinkish fawn, lightly speckled with rufous, purplish and black
spots, slightly opalescent. The medial area has an oblique bar, bounded by
rufous fasciae that run parallel to each other and are sharply angled basad
subcostally. Just posterior to the angle of the distal fascia, it is indented by
a pair of black sagittate marks. These and the distal, finely black edge of the
fascia are narrowly invested with white and purple, as are black dashes in the
spaces of the distal margin, which has a central angle, and is also diffusely
more rufous. The hindwings are a dull medium brown.
note. The facies of dissimulans and
the two Bornean holotypes is identical.
range. Borneo, N.E. Himalaya.
preference. The type material of both exhibens and
taken by A.R. Wallace in Sarawak. The species has not been recorded in recent
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