Eugoa apiensis sp.
8, 9mm. The facies is
similar to that of the previous two species, but the forewings have a slight
rufous tinge basally and grade paler towards the margin, where there is some
irregular dark brown clouding. There is a faintly darker discal dot. The
hindwings are pale grey-brown with anterior modification as in uniformis. The
antennae are ciliate. The head and patagia are medium brown. The male genitalia
are distinguished by a more sclerotised, rather convolute sacculus, with a short
ventral process separated from a broader, more dorsal part. The aedeagus vesica
has many short lobes, two long cornuti and one short one.
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 arctiid slide
Habitat preference. Both
specimens are from lower montane forest on limestone.
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