pallida Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid.
Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:100.
forewings are elongate-elliptical, a rather pale pinkish grey, with a faint
postmedial row of black dots that curves parallel to the distal margin. The
hindwings are a pale straw colour. See also Mithuna fuscivena Hampson (see
Mithuna fuscivena Hampson).
Taxonomic note. The
placement of this species must be regarded as tentative, as no males have been
located for dissection. The female abdomen has lateral pockets on the seventh
segment and two signa in the bursa, somewhat umbonate; the latter could be
homologous with the signa in L. phyllodes.
Geographical range. Borneo,
Habitat preference. Most
material seen was taken in Sarawak in the 19th Century, probably in the
lowlands. Two specimens have been taken in lowland Brunei during recent surveys,
from dry heath forest at Telisai, from a coastal area with mangrove at Kampong
Kapok and from coastal forest and secondary vegetation at Seria.
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