Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Aphypena exhibens Walker comb. n. 
Dapha exhibens Walker, [1863] 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 54.
Hypena dissimulans Hampson, 1898, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 11: 707, syn. n.
Oglasa opalescens Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 218.


Aphypena exhibens

Diagnosis. 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.

Taxonomic note
. The facies of dissimulans and the two Bornean holotypes is identical.

Geographical range. Borneo, N.E. Himalaya.

Habitat preference. The type material of both exhibens and opalescens was taken by A.R. Wallace in Sarawak. The species has not been recorded in recent surveys.

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