labi sp. n.
Platysenta magna Hampson sensu Holloway, 1976: 14.
18-20mm. The sexes do not differ in facies, both resembling to some extent
females of malayica but distinguished as in the diagnoses of that species
and B. api. The Himalayan B. magna has more uniform, less
variegated forewings, the basal two thirds strongly ochreous, the stigmata
indistinct, not picked out paler as in labi.
male genitalia in labi are distinguished by the long, slender, curved
harpe that has a small spikelet subbasally. The aedeagus vesica main tube has a
patch of short coarse spines distally. The female genitalia are similar to those
of magna but the sclerotisation in the ductus and bursa is slightly less
extensive and does not occur in the short appendix bursae.
. BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu
Temburong, rainforest, 2 September 1978 (Lt. Col MG. Allen) BM noctuid
as holotype; 4,
1 (slide 14289)
BRUNEI: 30-60m Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., various dates (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen).
material has been taken in or near lowland rainforest.
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