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Nola semidolosa Walker
Automala semidolosa Walker, [1863]1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 60.
aroa Bethune-Baker, 1904, Novit. zool., 11: 414, syn. n.
Celama murina Rothschild, 1916, Novit. zool., 23: 322, syn. n.


Nola semidolosa

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
The species resembles a rather dark grey, narrow-winged Barasa, but has genitalia typical of Nola. The finely darker postmedial and submarginal of the forewing are strongly stepped and roughly parallel. There is a darker discal bar, posterior to which fainter medial and antemedial fasciae repeat the step in the posterior half of the postmedial. The similarity of the facies and male genitalia of semidolosa and aroa indicate conspecificity.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Bali, New Guinea, Bismarcks, Solomons (Rennell I.).

Habitat preference. The species is common in lowland and lower montane forests and has been recorded as high as 1780m.

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