decolorata sp. n.
8-9mm. The forewings are white, marked with black, rather than dark brown on
buff as in picatum. There are fine, irregular, angled medial and postmedial
fasciae, the former enclosing a black triangle on the costa connected to a black
patch centrally; the postmedial broadens into a black triangle on the costa
also, and there is a similar subbasal triangle. The marginal
zone contains black patches, a large one subapically and a small one subtornally.
The fasciation in picatum is less clearly defined, the pale areas
suffused with brown scales in places. The hindwings of decolorata are
the male genitalia the valve costa is angled obtusely centrally; the sacculus
extends to an obtuse angled flange subapically, and has an ampullate process at
one third. The aedeagus vesica is only finely scobinate.
SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu
Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 11,
February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. f./river, MV-understorey. BM
noctuid slide 14175.
(slide 14209) as holotype; l
same general data but Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mum, 1000m, 413461 (lower
preference. All except one specimen listed have been taken in hill
dipterocarp forest. The exception was from 1000m in lower montane forest.
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