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Phlogophora muluensis sp. n.

Phlogophora muluensis

15mm,  14mm. Externally this species resembles kinabalua, though is a little darker and duller. The male genitalia also indicate a close relationship in that the species both have a small spur distally on the valve costa. This spur is much nearer the apex in Kinabalua. The harpe is strongly sinuous in kinabalua, only slightly so and more slender in muluensis. The costal process associated with the harpe is acute in kinabalua, rounded in muluensis. The two cornuti of the aedeagus vesica are of equal length in muluensis; in kinabalua there is one the same size as these but the other is very much shorter.

. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park R.G.S. Exped. 1977-.8 (J.D. Holloway et al) Site 1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m, 452463 (upper) montane (moss) forest, BM noctuid slide 14131

2 with general data as holotype but Sites 4 (slide 14136) (1790m as holotype) and 6 (2360m, dwarf summit scrub).

Geographical range.

Habitat preference.
The species is only known from the upper montane forest of  G. Mulu.

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