Lophoptera univalva sp. n.
13-15mm. The forewings are relatively deep for the genus, a uniform dark
brown with fasciation obscure except for a distinctive, oblique, straight, pale
brown postmedial and an irregular submarginal row of pale brown dots. The male
genitalia have a simple, elongate valve that tapers to an acute apex and is
unadorned except for a slight longitudinal ridge; the uncus is laterally
flattened, expanded ventrally over the basal two thirds. The membrane between
abdominal segments 7 and 8 has a corema on each side, broader than in the
doubled coremata of the previous two species. In the female genitalia the post-ostial
invagination is moderate, slender, closely flanked by the small setose lobes.
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat.
Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 15, Camp 2.5, Mulu,
1000m, 413461, Lower montane f., MV-understorey, BM noctuid slide 11400.
Paratypes. 14 examples, same general data as holotype, various localities, BM
noctuid slide 11389 ().
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia (H.S. Barlow collection),
Habitat preference. The species was taken infrequently at all altitudes
on G. Mulu during the Mulu survey and singly at 250m and 900m on G. Api.
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