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Blenina malachitis Hampson
Blenina malachitis Hampson, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 16: 546.
Blenina auriculata Hampson, 1912, Cat
. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 11: 404.
Blenina malachitis moluccensis Prout, 1926, Entomologist, 59: 70.
Blenina malachitis ab. singaporica Strand, 1917, Arch. Naturgesch., 82 (A1): 87.
Blenina malachitis singaporica Gaede, 1937, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 11: 408.


Blenina malachitis

Blenina malachitis

See lichenosa above. Females have more strongly variegated forewings than males in the typical race, but both sexes of ssp. moluccensis show this.

Geographical range. Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo; S. Moluccas, New Guinea (ssp. moluccensis).

Habitat preference. This is the rarest of the three ‘mossy’ species, but has been recorded over a similar range of habitats.

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