fusimacula sp. n.
12mm. The forewing pattern in this species differs markedly from that of
congeners, having a central 'Y' shaped area of variegated green and cream
instead of the four pale spots. There are zones of black basal and distal
to the 'Y' and within its angle. The marginal zone is broadly green and
cream, with small black triangles at the actual margin and a small black
patch one third from the apex. On the underside the forewings are uniform
dark grey except at the margin and dorsum. The other taxa have two pale
spots corresponding to the central ones of the upperside. In the male
genitalia the valves are only slightly curved over the apical portion; the
clavus is more acute and sinuous than in niveigutta and altigutta.
In the female genitalia the ovipositor lobes are more acute and the
appendix bursae smaller than in other taxa.
BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 30.8.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen)
BM noctuid slide 13996.
as holotype; 2
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park. R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et
al.), Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base) 70m, 324450, Alluv. secondary
for MV on batu; 1
SARAWAK as above, Site 13 February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m. 401464, mixed dipt.
for., BM noctuid slide 14206.
preference. All material is from lowland dipterocarp or alluvial
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