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Goniophila ashleyi sp. n.
17mm. This species is only tentatively assigned to Goniophila as it lacks many of the features of that genus such as strongly fasciculate male antennae (these being weakly ciliate) and the semicircular flap under the forewing. The labial palps have the second segment rather deep, triangular, with a short third segment. The wings are similarly angled to those of excavata, though without the concavity of the costa and anterior part of the distal margin. The facies is also different, with blue-tinged blackish markings on a pale grey-brown ground as illustrated. The fasciae are irregular rather than zig-zag. The male genitalia show some shared features, particularly the dorsally concave uncus, the concavity between two shallow peaks, and the occurrence of what appears to be a paratergal sclerite. However, the valves are shorter, with broad bases abutting each other in the centre of the diaphragma. The vinculum is broad, without a distinct saccus. The aedeagus is more slender, with a smaller vesica. The eighth sternite is of the framed type, lacks the strong corema of excavata, but has a small tuft of hair at each posterior angle.


Goniophila ashleyi
(paratype)


Holotype . BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 501' N 11747' E, 14.x.1987 150m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs), understorey forest, BM noctuid slide 18583.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lowland dipterocarp forest.

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