samarinda sp. n.
20mm. The forewing has a pale fawn ground that is variably
irrorated with dark brown scales that also delineate, each with a paler
component, four slightly oblique and generally parallel transverse fasciae. The
two inner fasciae have the paler component distad, and the two outer (most basal
and most distal) have it basad. The most distal, the submarginal, is curved
slightly concave distad, and the medial, intersecting a dark discal mark, is
slightly sinuous; the other two are more or less straight. The hindwings are
uniform, a similar pale brown tone to the forewings. The facies is most similar
to that of hedleyi except that species only has the
submarginal fascia closely delineated, and it is irregular, not evenly curved.
The genitalia resemble those of the sejuncta group
generally but combine an uncus and valve shape similar to that of hedleyi
possession of a basal hair pencil on the valve as in sejuncta.
. S.E. BORNEO: Samarinda, x.1938 (M.E. Walsh) BM 1939-182. BM noctuid slide 18092.
Temburong Expedition 1978, BRUNEI: Base Camp, 300m, m.v. light, 2.x.1978 (T.W.
Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4°58' N 117°48' E (S.J. Willott), 1° understorey, 9-10pm, tree Plfm., DVFC, 4.iv.95.
preference. The holotype is from the lowlands of Kalimantan, and the
paratypes are from lowland dipterocarp forest.
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