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“Meganola” ascripta Hampson
ascripta Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 2: 147.


"Meganola" ascripta

The forewing has rather irregular, broken transverse fasciation, but the conspicuous but diffuse black band running obliquely from the centre of the costa to the centre of the distal margin is distinctive.

Taxonomic note. The holotype male has lost is abdomen and is rather worn, so confirmation by diss
ection was not possible, and facies features are not fully comparable. However, the latter, particularly the oblique black streak of the forewing and the paler dorsal grading of the grey of the hindwing in the male are very similar. The female genitalia are of a similar form to those of the previous two species, but the male has a very small uncus, an unusually cleft valve with the harpe overlapping the cleft. The aedeagus is long, the vesica broad, transverse, with a small cornutus on one side.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Taiwan (H. Inoue, pers. comm.), Peninsular Malaysia (Barlow colln), Borneo, and recorded from Nepal and Thailand by the Budapest group.

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey eight specimens were taken in lower montane forest at 900m on the limestone G. Api and two at 1000m on G. Mulu. There is also a female from 1930m on G. Kinabalu.

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