8-9mm. The forewing facies consists of black markings on a satiny white ground,
resembling somewhat that of
“M.” nitidoides, but the double, sinuous postmedial is the only distal fascia, giving
rise to a slender bar to the distal margin from its centre. A similarly sinuous
antemedial, broader at the costa, and roughly parallel to the postmedial, also
touches the apex of a triangular subbasal mark that runs obliquely outwards from
the costa. The medial area contains fine black striae along the veins. The male
genitalia have valves shaped much as in
but the harpe is rather irregularly shaped, like a dog-head facing dorsally. The
aedeagus is slender, the apex acute, tapering, gently upcurved. The vesica is
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463, [upper] montane (moss) forest, BM
noctuid slide 17104.
as holotype; 1
as holotype but Site 2; 1
as holotype but Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane
BRUNEI: 5520ft., Bukit Pagon, LP 308, upper montane forest, 15-20.ii.1982 (G.S. Robinson).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. One specimen is from lower montane forest, the rest from
upper montane forest.
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