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Manoba punctilineata Hampson comb. n.
Nola punctilineata Hampson, 1896, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 4: 503.


Manoba punctilineata

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
The wings are pale brown, the forewings with marginal, submarginal and postmedial rows of black dots, those of the postmedial being smaller and more sharply defined than the others. There are also three larger dots set obliquely in the basal third of the wing. The hindwings are slightly darker than the forewings. The male genitalia (Luzon; see below) have valves more as in
brunellus than in the earlier sequence of species, but the harpe is more strongly angled towards the valve costa, and the aedeagus vesica has a large cluster of cornuti. A female from Luzon (Arctiidae slide 2296) has genitalia identical to those of the type from Bhutan (Arctiidae slide 1645) but the Budapest group suspects that more than one species may be involved.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Burma, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The only specimen seen is from 150m on G. Santubong, near Kuching in the lowlands of Sarawak.

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