olivacea sp. n.
1976: fig 244, partim.
18mm, 20mm. The facies of the upperside is a slightly paler, more
uniform olive-green brown than in typical creberrima,
though from Sulawesi eastwards creberrima is
also greener, and the submarginal dark spot of the hindwing is more conspicuous.
On both surfaces the forewing reniform is more distictly pale-centred, and the
postmedial fasciae on the underside are less well defined. In the male
genitalia, creberrima has the process on the valve longer, and there is a
subsidiary slender process laterally from its base, directed over its ventral
margin; in olivacea there is a single, robust, dorsally directed process.
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway
Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for., BM noctuid
data as holotype but Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt.
for.; 1 general data as holotype but Site 10, February, Camp 1, Mulu,
160m, 386470, mixed dipt. for.; 1 BORNEO:
Sabah, Bukit Monkobo, 51°48' N, 116° 58' E, 9.viii.1987, 900m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs),
stunted hill forest; 4 (slide 9430), 4 (slide 18350) SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu,
Power Station, 1930m, vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway);
previous but Park H.Q., 1639; 1 N. BORNEO, Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau
Camp, 28-30.iii.1964, 5000', Roy. Soc. Exped. (S.
preference. The species is rarer than creberrima but
occurs over a similar altitude range. It may be somewhat more frequent at higher
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