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Didigua viridifusa Kobes
Didigua viridifusa Kobes, 1997: 150.


Didigua viridifusa

The forewings have a straw- or bone-coloured ground with light speckling and typical Didigua fasciation in brown with a slight greenish tinge. There is also some blackish suffusion, and the submarginal row of spots is interrupted by ground colour at one-third and two-thirds. There are two discal dots arranged longitudinally and roughly centrally in the medial zone, though the more basal one may be weak.

Taxonomic note. The species illustrated as
viridipicta Hampson by Kobes (1997) may be a variant of viridifusa. Typical viridipicta (Himalaya) has the more irregular submarginal with a more complete row of spots. The genitalia do not match those illustrated by Kobes, the valves being slightly expanded towards the apex, the tegumen broader distally and the aedeagus vesica with the distal diverticula terminating in clusters of spines and a row of three or four small, robust cornuti at the base of the ductus ejaculatorius. The abdomen has massive pouches containing hair pencils on each of tergites 5-7, a feature not mentioned by Kobes for either species, and distinct from the situation in viridifusa where there is a single large pouch on the seventh tergite; thus both viridipicta and viridifusa may be best placed with the Lasionotella group.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The paratype female noted by Kobes is from disturbed lowland forest at 30-60m in the Labi area of Brunei. The species is infrequent in lowland forest and can persist in secondary forest.

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