muluensis sp. n.
14mm. Externally this species resembles kinabalua, though is a little
darker and duller. The male genitalia also indicate a close relationship in that
the species both have a small spur distally on the valve costa. This spur is
much nearer the apex in Kinabalua. The harpe is strongly sinuous in kinabalua,
only slightly so and more slender in muluensis. The costal process
associated with the harpe is acute in kinabalua, rounded in muluensis.
The two cornuti of the aedeagus vesica are of equal length in muluensis; in
kinabalua there is one the same size as these but the other is very much
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park R.G.S. Exped. 1977-.8 (J.D. Holloway et al) Site
1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m, 452463 (upper) montane (moss) forest, BM
noctuid slide 14131
with general data as holotype but Sites 4 (slide 14136) (1790m as holotype) and
6 (2360m, dwarf summit scrub).
species is only known from the upper montane forest of G. Mulu.
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