9mm. The forewing facies is very similar to that of
Hampson (Sri Lanka, India) and also that of
Hampson (New Guinea) and
Holloway (New Caledonia): a very pale grey with darker variegation and double,
essentially transverse but slightly zig-zag, antemedial and postmedial fasciae.
In poliophaea there is a dark tooth from the subbasal extending to the
antemedial at one-third from the dorsum, also seen weakly in canaphaea.
The Bornean species is distinguished in the genitalia by a large, interiorly
directed spine on each valve.
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m. 427550, lower montane forest, BM noctuid slide
Geographical range. Borneo, ?Peninsular Malaysia (see below).
Habitat preference. Both specimens are from lower montane forest on
Biology. The related cana may feed on Eugenia (Myrtaceae)
(Holloway, 1979), and this host was also noted by Yunus & Ho (1980) for a
species identified as poliophaea, but possibly indicating the presence of
canaphaea in Peninsular Malaysia.
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