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Nola marginata Hampson
Nola marginata Hampson, 1895, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1895: 296.
Celama umbrata Wileman, 1916, Entomologist, 49: 97.
Celama crustalis van Eecke, 1926: 38, syn. n.


Nola marginata

The wings are shades of grey, the forewings with a slight greenish tinge, especially to the plates of raised scales extending back from the costa antemedially and medially. The costa and, very broadly, the distal margin are darker grey, the marginal area divided by an irregular, fine white submarginal that is edged blackish basad. There is a dark discal spot at the basal edge of the medial plate of raised scales.

Taxonomic note. Poole (1989) treated umbrata as distinct from marginata, but Inoue (2001) regarded it as conspecific. In the male abdomen the apodemes of segment eight are similar to those of coremata and the spinivesica group discussed above. There are no coremata associated with the basal apodemes. The ventral arm of the valve is somewhat reduced and closely associated with the very broad dorsal arm. The harpe (or apical spur) occupies a central position on the ventral arm. The aedeagus vesica is elongate, with one basal cornutus and a series of increasing size on a tapering distal diverticulum. Celama crustalis van Eecke is identical to marginata in facies and female genitalia.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Taiwan, Burma, Borneo, Sumatra, Bali.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is a female taken from the Park H.Q. area of G. Kinabalu at around 1600m: montane forest and secondary vegetation.

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