Mniothripa bradleyi Fletcher, 1957: 42.
Diagnosis. The forewings are usually a medium grey, with the reniform
bipunctate rather than bilobed, and a small patch of slightly darker grey at the
tornus. Typical specimens from Rennell and some from Fiji and Vanuatu are
darker, browner, with less basal translucence to the hindwing than is usual in
greyer specimens; Fletcher (1957) noted this variability. The male genitalia
have a rounded apex to the valve, with the robust setae more extensive and the
smaller ones less extensive than in lichenigera. There is a slight angle
on the costal margin just distal to the oblique thickening ridge separating the
valve apex from the rest. The saccular setae are larger than in the previous two
species and in an elongate patch similar to that of lichenigera. The
aedeagus is long, the vesica full of deciduous, dagger-like spicules of moderate
length; these can sometimes be seen in the bursa of the female (Fig. 192). The
female genitalia have a broad ostium that narrows sharply into the ductus, a
shallowly bilobed thickening to the lamella antevaginalis, and a largely
sclerotised ductus that expands into the base of the bursa that is also
sclerotised and often slightly convolute in that zone.
Geographical range. Solomons (Rennell I.), Vanuatu, Fiji, New Guinea, Seram,
Habitat preference. A single female has been taken by G. Ping at Kampong
Kapok, a coastal locality with mangrove in Brunei.
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