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Elusa penanorum sp. n.

Elusa penanorum

10-11mm, 11mm. The male antennae are nodular much as in the type species. The forewings are a medium, rather rufous brown, without a pale submarginal. When it occurs, the white reniform has the posterior lobe very much larger than the anterior one and is more extensive distad from the axis of the two lobes. In the male abdomen sternite 8 is sclerotised externally as well as anteriorly, and has lateral rods. The uncus is unmodified though apically spatulate. The sclerites lateral to the juxta are triangular. The valve is roughly rectangular, apically setose, only slightly corematous, with a simple rod-like harpe.

SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, RGS Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for. BM noctuid slide 10500.

2 as holotype, slide 10507; 2 same general data but Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base) 70m, 324450, alluv. & second, for. MV on batu, BM noctuid slide 10508. 3, 2 from Brunei are excluded from the type series as they have not been dissected.

Geographical range.

Habitat preference.
The species has only been taken at low altitudes, from swamp, alluvial and hill dipterocarp forest types.

The species is dedicated to the Penan people and their forests.

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