niphosticha Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae,
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.
note. A paratype of “G.” polymima
(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.
range. Burma, Thailand (VK), Borneo.
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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