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Numenes insignis Moore stat. rev.  
Numenes insignis Moore, [1860] 1858-9, Cat. Lepid. Insects Mus. E. Ind. Co., 2: 367.
Pseudomesa laeta Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1916.

Numenes insignis

Numenes insignis

Males are distinguished by the oblique white band on the dark brown forewing, and a hindwing that is deep yellow with a broad brown border. Females could be confused with those of the next species, but they lack the division and triangular process of the more distal brown band of the forewing, and have a shorter and more interior black bar at the hindwing tornus.

Taxonomic note. This species is best treated as distinct from the generic type species, as it has male genitalia more as in contrahens Walker, with a rod-like, apically bifid uncus rather than a shorter, tapering one, a ventral arm of the valve half as broad as in siletti, a short (cf. long) digitate process from the base of the juxta and without a semicircular flange at the apex of the aedeagus. N. strandi Bryk stat. n. (Philippines) is intermediate in these features, with juxta and uncus as in siletti and aedeagus and valve as in insignis.

Geographical range. Java, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. No recent material has been seen, but there are females from the Baram district and G. Mulu, Sarawak, and a male from Kudat in Sabah in BMNH.

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