luminosa Wileman & South comb. n.
Agrotis luminosa Wileman & South, 1920, Entomologist 53: 121.
Hypopteridia luminosa Wileman & West; Holloway, 1976: 9.
species have medium rich brown forewings with typical trifine patterning.
Between reniform and orbicular and between reniform and postmedial is a zone of
very dark brown, narrow in this species, diagnostically very much broader in the
next. In nyei the sacculus of the male genitalia is more asymmetrical,
and the spur from its costal margin is more basal.
Taxonomic notes. See
the generic account for discussion of the relationships of Bornean Apospasta.
G. Kinabalu the species has been taken singly at 1500m
but in numbers at 2600m. On G. Mulu one was taken at 1790m but several near the summit at 2360m. It would appear thus
to have a slightly higher altitude preference to its congener and was in fact
assigned to a different zonation element in Holloway (1970).
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