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Dyrzela violacea sp. n.

Dyrzela violacea

11mm. The pectinations of the male antennae are less broad than in the previous two species and taper away distad rather than terminating abruptly at two thirds. The forewings are leaden grey but more violet in iridescence. The fasciae are more prominent, the antemedial particularly broad. The subapical patch is squarer, with a sinuous basal border rather than an oblique one. The intervenous marginal dark dots are transversely more elongate. The male genitalia are as in increnulata, bosca and boscoides; the valve costal process is spine-like but not as slender as in increnulata. The process is more basal on the valve in bosca and boscoides.

Holotype BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman) BM noctuid slide 14095.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype is from the upper montane zone.

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