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Pitama hermesalis Walker, [1859]; PED 7

  • Taxonomy

    The syntype of Tobata hermesalis Walker, 1859d: 516 from Sarawak, is in the UM Oxford.

  • Description

    Wing length : 17mm. The wings are off-white, becoming yellowish to the FW bases. It has broad dark brown margin with a purplish sheen and a brown sub-costal stripe with three small spots to its dorsal margin. The head is yellow. It has a brown patagium, cream tegulae, a cream thorax with a brown dorsal stripe and a cream abdomen. RTS (1994: 177) refer to an unnamed sp. in the NHM which is slightly smaller than P. hermesalis and has a much darker yellow ground colour. The abdomen tip of the female is purplish brown.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    W. Malaysia, Sumatra, Brunei, Sabah , Sarawak, Kalimantan, Philippines, Sulawesi. Lowland & lower montane forest; <1000m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Pseudonoorda nigropunctalis, P. metaloma

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Walker, F. (1859d [May 10]) Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Fourth Series 18: 509-799.

    RTS (1994); 177, pl. 26, fig. 21.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare