Anuga kobesi sp. n
20-22mm. This species is distinguished from insuffusa by the
orange spot at the forewing tornus, extensive orange on the hindwing and the
genitalia characters mentioned above in the diagnosis of insuffusa. It
has more produced forewing apices and more distinct fasciation than rotunda Holloway,
and the coremata of the male eighth sternite are single. Now that indigofera Holloway
has been identified as the sister species of multiplicans Walker, the
taxon elegans Prout, previously a subspecies of multiplicans, merits
full specific status, stat. n. In Sumatra it flies with kobesi and a long
series of both shown to the author by Dr Kobes indicates the two are distinct. A.
elegans is generally darker and lacks the subtornal orange spot on the
forewing; the discal spot on the hindwing below is distinctively larger; the
orange area of the hindwing tornus is less intense and more broadly edged with
white basally than in kobesi.
Holotype . SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Park
H.Q., 1620m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S.
Barlow & J.D. Holloway) Brit. Mus. 1968-186; specimen listed as paratype
of rotunda Holloway.
Paratype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat.
Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), BM 1978-206, Site 14,
February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m, 413461, Lower montane for.,
BM noctuid slide 11095.
Geographical range. Sundaland except Bali.
Habitat preference. The species is possibly montane in Borneo.
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