kinabalua sp. n.
Walker; sensu Holloway, 1976: 16.
12mm, larger than Bornean congeners. The forewing medial area is a pale
rufous brown in which the reniform and orbicular are ovoid, ringed black; the
basal zone is dark, crossed by diffuse transverse dark fasciae; the submarginal
shading is an entire band, edged distad by an irregular dentate white line. The
species resembles C. multilineata Wileman & West (Luzon) in facies
but the forewings are slightly shorter (cf. 13mm), deeper, with a broken
marginal dark brown line (edged pale distad) rather than an entire one. The
hindwing tornus lacks the diffuse paler brown submarginal bar of multilineata.
The general structure of the genitalia is as in the euthysticha group,
with two small pyriform signa centrally in the bursa; they are larger in kinabalua
than in multilineata; the apophyses of the 8th segment are obtusely
Holotype . SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu,
‘Kiau Gap’ 1760m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks,
H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM 1968-186, BM noctuid slide 9158.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The type locality is in tall upper montane forest.
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