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Pangrapta albiseriata Hampson
Pangrapta albiseriata Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 567.


Pangrapta albiseriata

Diagnosis. The forewing is characterised by a paler grey-brown, broad, transverse medial band between the reniform and the antemedial, and by a virtually uniform distal third of the wing, apart from a few darker submarginal flecks. The hindwing has a series of white lunules and dentate marks of various sizes associated with the submarginal; this series is broken by dark brown breaking through from basal to it and extending obliquely back to the margin at about M3.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia have an uncus typical of the genus and valves as in the previous two species. The aedeagus vesica is more globular and has two groups of robust, blunt cornuti and one solitary more spine-like one. The female has numerous setae on the eighth segment, and (S. James, pers. comm.) the apex of the abdomen was invested with fuzzy black wool that was lost in dissection. The ductus is short, unsclerotised, and the corpus bursae is transversely ovate, almost mushroom-like. The ductus seminalis arises from one side.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand (VK).

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in lowland forest and has not been recorded above 300m. S.J. Willott (unpublished data) recorded it almost entirely and in some numbers from the understorey of lowland forests in the vicinity of the Danum Valley Field Centre, though Chey (1994) recorded it in some frequency in lowland softwood plantations.

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