violacea sp. n.
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.
1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman) BM
noctuid slide 14095.
holotype is from the upper montane zone.
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