SUBFAMILY RISOBINAE
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Risoba diversipennis Walker
Heliothis diversipennis Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1750.

 


Risoba diversipennis


Diagnosis.
This and the next species have similar coloration and markings except diversipennis has a pale longitudinal streak centrally over the basal half of the wing, an oblique rather than angled postmedial and a stronger white submarginal fleck in the posterior part of the surround to the apical brown patch. There are distinct differences in the spining at the apex of the aedeagus and within the vesica as illustrated.

Geographical range. Himalaya to New Guinea.

Habitat preference. A singleton has been taken in recent surveys from lowland heath forest at Telisai in Brunei.

Biology. Mell (1943) and Yunus & Ho (1980) recorded Melastoma (Melastomataceae) as a larval host-plant.

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