nabalua Holloway comb. n.
Eutamsia nabalua Holloway, 1976: 12.
may be distinguished from hadenines (e.g. Apospasta) with similar facies
by the smooth eyes. It could be confused with Apamea sodalis but has a
white mark within the forewing reniform and a squarish dark brown patch at one
third in the centre of the wing.
species is distinguished by a strong, unspined ventral lobe to the cucullus, a
strongly curved harpe that extends almost to the cucullus spines, and an
aedeagus vesica with coarse spines on the basal strip and several small distal
lobes, three of which bear small spines. These features are seen also in F.
niveipuncta Hampson ( = subnigrata Warren (consummata ab. fusca
Strand)) from S. India and Sri Lanka which has only four spines to the
cucullus, in a specimen from Sikkim (slide 11146) which has
reduced spining on the basal strip of the vesica and reduction of spining on the
distal lobes, and in a specimen from Java (slide 8744) which has the cucullus
apex more produced, oblique, densely spined, and the basal strip of the aedeagus
vesica strongly 'V' shaped.
Geographical range. Borneo.
species is only known from G. Kinabalu where it has been taken in small numbers
at altitudes between 1050m and 2600m.
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