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Mecodina violacea sp. n.
, 17-20mm. The ground colour is a paler, pinkish violet-grey than in the previous two species, such that the dark costal triangle of the forewing submarginal and the darker dorsal bar associated with the hindwing submarginal stand out more prominently, and the submarginal itself provides them with a narrow white edging distally as does the postmedial to a larger extent basally. The diffuse extension from the forewing costal triangle to the marginal angle, prominent in the previous two species, is present but very faint. The male genitalia share the basoventral bulge to the uncus of the previous two species. The valves have a stronger curvature at the base of the ventral margin and are relatively slightly shorter.


Mecodina violacea


. BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 30.6.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 18368.

Paratype 1. BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 28.7.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 2, 2 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Sites 8, (G. Mulu, mixed dipt. for. 150m), 13 (G. Mulu, mixed dipt. for., 500m), 21 (W. Melinau Gorge, alluvial / kerangas bank, 150m), 24 (W. Melinau Gorge, FEG 4, forest on limestone, 250m); MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4°58' N 117°48' E (S.J. Willott) 1° understorey, Obs. Platform, DVFC, 5.viii.93; 1 as previous but 1° understorey, W9, West Trail, DVFC, 1.iv.95; 1 Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908, (C.J. Brooks).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is an uncommon species of lowland forest, with the highest specimen taken in lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu.

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