Lophoptera negretinoides sp. n.
14-15mm. This species resembles the N.E. Himalayan L. negretina Hampson
(represented by the holotype
only), and differs from phaeobasis in having
the hyaline zone of the hindwing obscured and the medial and postmedial of the
hindwing below delineated clearly and narrowly with an angle one third from the
costa; in phaeobasis the lines are more obscure, broken. The species
differs from negretina in the female genitalia, having broader, more rounded
lobes just posterior to the ostium; the lamella antevaginalis is developed into
lateral setose zones that diverge posteriorly. The male genitalia have the
valves apically square, constricted slightly subapically.
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat.
Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 25, April, G. Api,
900m, 427550, lower montane forest, MV and act., BM noctuid slide 11282.
Paratype . Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J.
Brooks), BM noctuid slide 11286.
Geographical range. Borneo.
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