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Maguda telisai sp. n. 
8mm. In facies this species somewhat resembles M. palpalis Walker (Sri Lanka), in that, in the darker brown, more uniform wings, the pale edging to some fasciae is more conspicuous than the fasciae themselves, in particular a straight pale component to the forewing postmedial at the costa. The labial palps have a prominent dorsal crest of scales. However, the male abdomen is typical of the genus, whereas in palpalis it is only weakly modified from the standard frame and coremata type. The genitalia have a distinctly crested uncus, a rather paddleshaped distal part of the valve and a simple digitate process at its base, accompanied by a much smaller angular one. In palpalis the corematous distal part of the valve is small, the rest much larger, with a bifid distal process and a tongue-like central one; the interior margin of the valve is strongly produced into a rounded angle.

Maguda telisai

. BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 18552.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The heath forest is in a well drained area of white sands near the coast and is dominated by Gymnostoma (Casuarinaceae).

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