SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Eulepa altigutta sp. n.


Eulepa altigutta
(holotype)


11-12mm. This is a very similar species to niveigutta but is larger (cf. 10-11mm) with a less prominent, punctate rather than bar-like white subbasal to the forewing. The central white spots tend to be more oval. The species is most reliably distinguished by the male genitalia, where the curvature of the valve over the apical portion is more angular, less even; the apex is rounded in niveigutta but with a dorsal angle in altigutta. There are no significant differences in the female genitalia.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park. R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461 (lower montane forest) BM noctuid slide 10519.

Paratypes. 3 examples, with general data as holotype:  1 (slide 14208) Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m. 427550; 1 Site 26, April, G. Api, Pinnacles, 1200m 428545; 1 (slide 14203) Site 13 February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m 401464.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra (Kerinci, 1300m).

Habitat preference. The species is montane, taken in the lower montane zone of both G. Mulu and G. Api during the Mulu survey.

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