The Saroba group of genera
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Tamba basiscripta Walker
Rusicada basiscripta Walker, [1863] 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 72.
Zanclognatha mindoro Felder, 1874, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara, Lep. Het.: pl. 120, f. 27.
Tamba carnitincta Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae: 547, syn. n.

Tamba basiscripta

Tamba basiscripta

Tamba basiscripta

. This is a variable species with ground colour in various shades from pale fawn to violet grey. Constant features of the forewing that distinguish the species are a straight, dark, double antemedial in almost a subbasal position, and a marbled greyish triangular area on the costa adjacent and distal to the postmedial, with a dark brown streak running through its posterior apex to the angle on the distal margin. A few specimens , including the holotype of carnitincta, have the discal and medial markings picked out in dark brown.

Geographical range. Borneo, Singapore, Sumatra, Philippines.

Habitat preference. All material is from the lowlands, including disturbed habitats, dry heath forest and coastal forest. The species is infrequent and was not recorded during the Mulu survey, most specimens seen being from Brunei.

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