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Lophoptera brunnama sp. n.  
Gyrtona nama Swinhoe; sensu Holloway, 1976: 20.

Lophoptera brunnama

14mm. The forewings are deeper than in nama, dark brown rather than purplish grey; the angled apical yellow mark is less acute; the postmedial is more definite, more obtusely angled, with a zone of paler ground basad, a more extensive row of black flecks within it, and a central row of transverse yellow dashes with black flecks distad just distal to it. The male genitalia are very similar to those of nama but the valve apex is rounded, symmetrical.

Holotype SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 'Power Station' 1930m, vii-ix 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM noctuid slide 11317.

Paratypes. 3 specimens from G. Kinabalu as listed by Holloway (1976), BM noctuid slide 9320 (); l SARAWAK, Gunong Mulu National Park (Holloway) Site 14 [lower montane forest, 1000m, Mulu] BM noctuid slide 10657.

Taxonomic note. One further species of the nama group, hayesi Sugi, occurs in Japan, with a specimen from the N.E. Himalaya in the BMNH possibly also attributable. It is larger than brunnama, of similar colour and facies, but virtually lacking the apical yellow mark of the forewing and having the base of the hindwing only slightly hyaline.

Geographical range. ?Sri Lanka, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Ceram.

Habitat preference. All Bornean specimens have been taken in forested localities between 1000m and 2000m.

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