Manoba briggsi sp. n.
6mm. The forewing markings are very reduced, punctate except for a narrow,
obliquely triangular mark medially on the costa. The male genitalia have narrow
valves with a sinuous costal margin and a ventral one that is evenly curved over
the distal half. These margins meet at an upwardly falcate, acute apex. The
harpe is similar to that of
but slightly narrower and more hooked. The aedeagus is also similar to that of
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 6, January, Gunong Mulu, 2360m. 467465, low summit scrub, BM noctuid slide
Data as holotype.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The specimens are from the summit zone of G. Mulu which
supports a low, shrubby, mainly ericaceous thicket.
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