Hampson comb. n.
geminipuncta Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec.
Noctuinae p. 577.
Diagnosis. This is a small species with somewhat
oval wings, yet with dentate, and angular distal
margins. Fasciation is weak, fine, and the forewing reniform is bipunctate. It
is more uniform, less strikingly fasciated than in celenoalis and lacks the
sexual dimorphism of that species. It is a pale pinkish brown rather than the
greenish brown of Margana species, and lacks the diagnostic facies features of
Taxonomic note. Combination with with Nagadeba (rather than Margana) is tentative,
based mostly on the extension of the ostium and anterior of the eighth segment
well into the seventh sternite in the female genitalia (as in Margana) but in
combination with deeper forewings, and hindwings that are relatively greater in
area, features shared with celenoalis.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The holotype was collected by A.R. Wallace in
Sarawak. There is a second
specimen from Pulo Laut, a third from logged lowland forest at the Danum Valley
Field Centre in Sabah. A fourth was recorded
from a lowland Pinus caribaea plantation near Brumas in Sabah. This is probably a lowland species.
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