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Eulepa fusimacula sp. n.

Eulepa fusimacula


12mm. The forewing pattern in this species differs markedly from that of congeners, having a central 'Y' shaped area of variegated green and cream instead of the four pale spots. There are zones of black basal and distal to the 'Y' and within its angle. The marginal zone is broadly green and cream, with small black triangles at the actual margin and a small black patch one third from the apex. On the underside the forewings are uniform dark grey except at the margin and dorsum. The other taxa have two pale spots corresponding to the central ones of the upperside. In the male genitalia the valves are only slightly curved over the apical portion; the clavus is more acute and sinuous than in niveigutta and altigutta. In the female genitalia the ovipositor lobes are more acute and the appendix bursae smaller than in other taxa.

. BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 30.8.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM noctuid slide 13996.

: 4 as holotype; 2  SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park. R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base) 70m, 324450, Alluv. secondary for MV on batu; 1 SARAWAK as above, Site 13 February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m. 401464, mixed dipt. for., BM noctuid slide 14206.

Geographical range
. Borneo.

Habitat preference
. All material is from lowland dipterocarp or alluvial forest.

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