Savoca obscurata sp. n.
11mm. The forewings are a rich, dark brown with an oblique, diffuse,
black shade bisecting the apex, another on the costa antemedially and a third
basally; there are fine transverse antemedial and postmedial fasciae consisting
of raised black scales; the submarginal is a faint, fine, grey, irregularly
zig-zag fascia; there is a diffuse white zone discally and a more clearly
defined oblique white bar over the anterior half subbasally. The oblique white
bar just mentioned is brown in an otherwise very similar series from Sulawesi.
The female genitalia match those of Sulawesi females so it is presumed that
Bornean males will have genitalia as in Sulawesi males when obtained: the
membrane between the valve elements is narrow as in triangulifera but the
saccus is distinctly trilobed, the lobes separated, and the uncus is more
sclerotised than in other species, tapering to a point, and longer than the
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Site 5, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m., 451463, low upper montane
forest, Act. by path. BM noctuid slide 11434.
Geographical range. Borneo Sulawesi.
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