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Mythimna (Aletia) calorai sp. n.
Aletia franclemonti
Calora sensu Holloway, 1976: 9.

Mythimna calorai


18-19mm. The species is larger than exsanguis (see Mythimna (Aletia) exsanguis Guenee), with the underside of the wings only weakly silvered; the hindwings are generally darker. The male genitalia are more as in decississima in the shape of the cucullus, the length of its neck and the curvature of the harpe from the sacculus. The apex of the harpe is distinctively spatulate. The aedeagus vesica has a prominent lateral lobe as in decississima, but the clustered cornuti distal to it are much longer, more slender than in that species, more as in exsanguis.

BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 10.2.1980 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM noctuid slide 13936.

2 SABAH: Kundasan, 1050m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) Brit. Mus. 1968-86, BM noctuid slides 9029, 9030; 1 SABAH: Bundu Tuhan, 1200m, Cambridge Expedition etc., BM noctuid slide 9031.

Geographical range.

Habitat preference.
The material listed has mostly been taken in cultivated areas just above 1000m. Only the holotype was taken in forest at a lower altitude.

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