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Elusa temburong sp. n.

Elusa temburong

10mm. The forewings are dark brown, apically acute, with a small elongate white fleck representing the posterior element of the reniform. There is a straight, fine, dark submarginal. The antennae are weakly nodular, with broad square pectinations over the basal third as in 'nodular' species but with a less extreme expansion then reduction of slender pectinations distal to this, so there is no distinct node in the centre of the antenna. In the abdomen the coremata of the eighth sternite are long, the sternite sclerotised on three sides and with lateral rods. The uncus is narrow, slender, erect. The valves have a moderate corema set relatively distally, and with a strong harpe in a rather costal position, extending almost to the apex of the valve. The aedeagus vesica is extensively and coarsely scobinate over its ventral half.

. BRUNEI, 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, Feb. 1982 (Lt. Col M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 14091.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference.
The type locality is in lowland rainforest.

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