Lophoptera cinnamona sp. n.
17-18mm. The forewings are a warm cinnamon brown with a darker,
straight, oblique postmedial, a fainter, more diffuse medial parallel to it and
a more irregular, broken submarginal. The hindwings are darker, duller brown
with a hyaline zone subbasally. The lamella vaginalis lacks both post-ostial and
lateral structures; the appendix bursae is weak relative to the bursa but the
'saddle' between the two is distally scobinate.
Holotype . W. SUMATRA: Lebong Tandai, 1920-1923 (C.J. Brooks), BM 1936-681,
BM noctuid slide 11393.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The single Bornean specimen was taken during the Mulu
survey in alluvial forest in the lowlands at Long Pala.
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