Swinhoe stat. rev.
Maurilia undaira Swinhoe, 1918, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 2: 71 (partim;
Maurilia iconica ab.
Strand, 1915, Arch. Naturgesch., 80 (A2): 166.
Gaede, 1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 11: 441.
Walker sensu Kobes, 1997: 171.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. See the previous species. The male genitalia
have the valve costal process long, curved (longer and more strongly curved in
material from west of New Guinea). The aedeagus vesica lacks cornuti. The
anellus/juxta setal patch is small, the setae also small, except in the type
specimen of fig. 4 for undaira, hereby designated LECTOTYPE (BM noctuid
slide 16816), as the specimen with genitalia illustrated in fig. 3A has the
diagnostic genitalic features of iconica. M. undaira is typically
from New Guinea and the lectotype is the only male specimen located from there.
Those from further west differ slightly in genitalia as indicated; the name
rufescentibrunnea Gaede is available for these.
Geographical range. New Guinea; Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Seram (ssp.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in a wide range
of vegetation types from the lowlands to almost 2000m. Chey (1994) took
Maurilia with some frequency in secondary and plantation forest in the
lowlands of Sabah.
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