Jodis wuka Pagenstecher, 1886, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk, 39:
Nemoria iosoma Meyrick, 1889, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 22:
Thalera graminea Hampson, 1891, Illust. typ. Specimens Lep.
Heterocera Colln. Br. Mus.,
8:109, syn. n.
Hemithea pictifimbria Warren,
1896, Novit. zool., 3: 290, syn. n.
Hemithea wuka isabella Prout,
1917, Novit. zool., 24: 298.
Hemithea wuka sspp. australis, mapsaurica and vulcanensis
Prout, 1933, Gross-Schmett.
Erde., 12: 115.
Hemithea doddi Prout, 1933, Ibid., 12: 115, syn. n.
Hemithea tranquilla Prout,
1935, Novit. zool., 39: 224, syn. n.
Diagnosis. The white fasciae are more linear, less punctate and irregular than
in congeners. The ornamentation of the valve of the male genitalia is
Taxonomic notes. Type material of wuka has not been examined, but the above
synonymy has long been established in the literature. The new synonyms above
bring in Sundanian (tranquilla) and Indian (graminea) taxa with
male genitalia as in wuka. Prout described doddi in the absence of
morphological differences from wuka australis. There are additionally no
differences in the male genitalia, so doddi is also brought into
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics from India and Sri Lanka to the Solomons
and N. Australia.
Habitat preference. A single male has been taken in a Pinus caribaea plantation
near Brumas in the lowlands of Sabah by Dr Chey Vun Khen.
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