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Hemithea wuka Pagenstecher  
Jodis wuka Pagenstecher, 1886, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk, 39: 153.
Nemoria iosoma Meyrick, 1889, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 22: 495.
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.
12: 115.
Hemithea doddi Prout, 1933, Ibid., 12: 115, syn. n.
Hemithea tranquilla Prout, 1935, Novit. zool., 39: 224, syn. n.

Hemithea wuka (Java)

The white fasciae are more linear, less punctate and irregular than in congeners. The ornamentation of the valve of the male genitalia is distinctive.

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 synonymy.

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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