wahri sp. n.
14mm, possible 16mm. The male forewing resembles
that of a rather drab form of coelonota with
the area between the oblique fasciae and the tornus rather pale, not
particularly golden, and with the darker delineation within it somewhat more
regular, such as for the triangle based on the dorsum immediately distal to the
fascia; this extends inwards and has a slightly paler spot at its apex. These
features also occur in the putative female, which additionally has further paler
patches distal to the fascia more anteriorly and also in a band subbasally as
illustrated. In the male genitalia the distal process of the valves is more
robust, curved rather than angled around the margins, and is more distinctly
bifid at the apex. The interior saccular process is short, wider than in coelonota
rather square. The interior margin of the sacculus also has a prominent subbasal
lobe that bears numerous coarse, short spines. The aedeagus has a distinctive
lateral process that is sinuous, with a serrated distal margin. The vesica is
small, cylindrical, with a cluster of small spines distally. In the putative
female, the ostium and ductus are very broad and finely rugose, the breadth
possibly to accommodate the process on the aedeagus.
. Tenom, Brit. N. BORNEO (E.
BM noctuide slide 18843.
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base), 70m, 324450, alluv./second. for., BM noctuid
preference. Both specimens are from the lowlands, possibly both from areas
with at least some forest.
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