“Meganola” cuneifera Walker
Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 127.
Hampson, 1896, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 4: 507.
The wings are darker grey than in previous species, the darkness produced in
the forewings by a general black irroration on a paler ground, within which
submarginal black squigglescan be detected. There is variably developed oblique
blak streaking from the centre of the costa through the discal area directed
at the centre of the distal margin.
Taxonomic note. The male and female genitalia are of a similar type to those
of the previous four species, except the signa are more separated and obliquely
placed in the bursa.
Geographical range. Borneo, N.E. Himalaya; also recorded from Nepal and
Vietnam by the Budapest group.
Habitat preference. Four males have been taken in recent surveys, two
from lowland dipterocarp forest at 150m at the foot of G. Mulu, and one with a
similar altitude and habitat at the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah. The
fourth (in ZM, Univ. Amsterdam) was taken in riverine forest at 300m at Tawau
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