pallivaga sp. n.
16mm. As indicated above, this species is very similar to horridipes
facies but is distinguished by a conspicuously paler, double, sinuous, ripple
mark in the distal black zone of the forewing in both sexes. In the male there
is a second, anteriorly convergent pair arising medially from the costa. These
markings are faintly evident also in horridipes. The male genitalia provide the best
diagnosis, having the uncus with a dorsal peak at two thirds; the valve is
narrower and more elongate, apically rounded rather than falcate, and with the
triangular process near the centre of the costa smaller and set more distally.
and Chinese material, though resembling horridipes in
facies, has male genitalia identical to those of typical pallivaga.
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for., BM noctuid
with head missing) BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, 19 Oct. ’78 and 30 June ’79
Col. M.G. Allen); 1 general data as holotype but Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu,
150m. 385470, mixed dipt. f. / river.
range. Borneo, Sumatra (slide 10488); Thailand (VK), N.E. Himalaya
(slide 10487), S. China.
preference. Three specimens are from lowland dipterocarp forest but the
holotype is from lower montane forest at 1000m.
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