holophaea Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae,
This and the next six species are a similar size and of similar general
appearance, being a dark, somewhat violet brown with greenish tones to some of
the fasciation. In holophaea
the next two species the fasciation of the hindwing postmedial to submarginal
area is more diffuse and irregular and does not include a fine, distinctly
linear component representing the postmedial that is closely associated with the
submarginal. In all seven species the forewing postmedial is bluntly angled
basad subcostally, but only in the final three species is it clearly doubled;
the antemedial is also angled. The margins of the wings are slightly scalloped
in the first trio of species, smoother in the following four.
note. This and the next two species are related to P.
(Hong Kong), sharing slender, apically incurved valves with relatively small
saccular processes, and with robust cornuti on two of the aedeagus vesica
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.
preference. The species is infrequent in forest from the lowlands to the
lower montane zone at 1000m.
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