Manoba suffusata Wileman & West stat. rev. & comb. n.
Wileman & West, 1929, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10), 3: 189.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. This species is pale brown like the previous
two, and has darker fasciae on the forewing. The submarginal is entire but with
a slight central flexure. The postmedial is punctate, also with a flexure, but
slightly nearer the costa than that of the submarginal. Both fasciae also have
slight subdorsal flexures. There is a linear medial with variable dark brown
diffusion spreading irregularly on each side (less extensive in Sundanian
specimens). Three black dots form an obtuse angle subbasally. The male genitalia
resemble those of the previous species, but the harpe is longer, less sharply
angled, and there is also a distally directed process further towards the base
of the sacculus. The aedeagus has a subapical spur, and the vesica has a distal
cluster of cornuti directed basad. The taxon was placed as a synonym of
punctilineata by Inoue in Heppner & Inoue (1992), but is distinct. The
Budapest group suspects a species complex may be involved.
Geographical range. Taiwan, Burma, Sumatra, Borneo; the Budapest group has
material from Thailand and Vietnam.
Habitat preference. A male was taken during the Mulu survey at 130m near the
western end of the Melinau Gorge on a bank running up from alluvial forest to
wet heath forest on a river terrace. A female was taken in lowland forest at
170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah. There is also a male in ZM,
Univ. Amsterdam, taken at 300m in gardens and secondary forest at Tawau Hill
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