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Goniophila niphosticha Hampson
Goniophila niphosticha Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 343.


Goniophila niphosticha


Diagnosis. Only the forewing is strongly patterned, with a darker, more chocolate-brown apical third extending from the oblique, obtusely angled distal margin to an unevenly but strongly curved inner border that runs from the apex to the tornus and is finely edged with white over its posterior half.

Taxonomic note. A paratype of G. polymima Joannis (Vietnam) in BMNH is much smaller than niphosticha but very similar in facies. These two species are definitely misplaced in Goniophila. Characters of the male abdomen and also of the forewing facies show a remote resemblance to those of Bocula, but the eighth sternite is much reduced and the valves of the genitalia are even more reduced, each almost to a filament.

Geographical range. Burma, Thailand (VK), Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only record from Borneo consists of two specimens taken in moss forest at 1365m on Bukit Retak in Brunei.

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