Anuga juventoides sp. n.
18-20mm. The facies is similar to that of juventa but on the
forewing there is not a postmedial dark band edged by two fine cream lines: this
zone is broader, hardly demarcated, with a diffuse, pale central band, broader
costad, bounded on each side by darker ones. The tornal orange area of the
hindwing is reduced and the pale band basal to it has a series of pale chevrons
distad. In juventa the cream markings on the underside of the wings are
restricted to the distal border whereas in juventoides they extend all
The male genitalia of the two species are very similar but the processes
from the transtillae are more strongly curved in juventoides.
Holotype . BRUNEI: 30-60m,
lowland forest and secondary veg., 8.9.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM
noctuid slide 11093.
Paratypes: 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu
Temburong, rainforest, 10.2.1980 (Allen); 1
BRUNEI: 60m, Ulu Belait, lowland forest, 21.2.80 (Allen); l Dutch West
BORNEO, 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons & Meligan) (Sanggan)
ex Jansen, April, 1909.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. This is probably a species of lowland rainforest.
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