17mm. This species is only tentatively assigned to Goniophila
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.
. BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 5°01'
E, 14.x.1987 150m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs), understorey forest, BM noctuid slide
preference. The only specimen is from lowland dipterocarp forest.
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