ossigeroides sp. n.
padanga Swinhoe, 1918, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9),
2: 75 partim
ossigera Guenée sensu Holloway, 1976: 29, and possibly Kobes, 1985: 29.
, 38-43mm. This is a generally darker species than the previous
one, with extensive pale mauve irroration, particularly concentrated in the
zig-zag fascia between the postmedial and submarginal, though not as strongly as
in the next species, which also has the postmedials much closer to the dark
medial fasciae. There is strong brown shading grading distad from these medial
fasciae and also basad from the distal margins. As in ossigera
other species discussed under pallidigera, the forewing discal black patch, when
enlarged, has a curvature with its concavity directed towards the apex of the
wing. The two females seen are darker and have the forewing black pitch
vestigial. In the male genitalia the uncus is similar to that of ossigera
the valves are shaped more as in pallidigera, though with a more evenly curved apical margin. The
transverse flange of these two species is reduced, but replaced by a large,
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 1, Camp 4, G. Mulu, 1790m, 452463, [upper] montane forest, BM noctuid slide
Mt Kinabalu, Park H.Q., 1620m, vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu
1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway),
1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 13.9.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).
note. The taxon padanga Swinhoe from Sumatra is based on a male
and a female. The male resembles, and is probably synonymous with, vespertilio. The female resembles a worn specimen probably of ossigeroides
G. Api mentioned below, where only the wings were retained. As species
identities in the genus are best established on male specimens which tend to be
commoner, the male syntype of padanga is hereby designated LECTOTYPE, and the female
syntype is associated with the male material of ossigeroides.
Kobes (1985) did not refer to padanga but illustrated specimens of vespertilio
later noted and rectified (Kobes, 1992).
range. Borneo, Sumatra.
preference. This is a rare species of montane forest, with all specimens
taken at 1500m or above. In addition to the material listed, a fourth specimen,
a female, was taken at 1500m in an area of open scrub and Pandanus
the limestone G. Api.
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