9mm. The colour and facies is similar to that of plumbeata, but the
double postmedial has a more sinuous course towards the dorsum and the
postmedial is more distant from the margin. The more basal, fainter line of the
postmedial crosses the pale triangle at the centre of the costa obliquely, and
the paler centre to the postmedial is tinged reddish. The black discal mark is
prominent, creating an ocellate effect within the postmedial loop distal to the
pale triangle. The genitalia have the sclerotised portion of the ductus much
shorter than in celtis and plumbeata, and there is a diagnostic
longitudinal sclerotised ridge in the bursa; a similar feature, but with spines
along the ridge, is seen in a specimen from Queensland (slide 17057) attributed
Turner, though this has a more strongly lineated, less variegated forewing
BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, LP 283, lowland forest, 19-22.ii.1982 (G.S.
Robinson) BM noctuid slide 17044.
BRUNEI as holotype, (H.S. B[arlow]), Oct 1978; 1E
(slide 18035) SABAH: 945m, Gunong Monkobo, 116°56’E, 5°48’N, dipterocarp for.,
14-23.viii.1987 (K.R. Tuck).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All material is from dipterocarp forest, the highest
from almost 1000m.
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