Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Chorsia greenleavesi sp. n.
10mm, 11mm. The facies is similar to that of colyeri but the forewing ground is more of a lightly variegated white and grey, and the three triangles are not so prominent. In the male genitalia both dorsal and distal processes of the uncus are narrow, the former curved and slightly clubbed, the latter straight except at the acute, downcurved apex. The two parts diverge from a much shorter ‘stalk’ than in kingi. The valves and vinculum are similar to those of colyeri except the apical portion of the former is less tapering, more rounded. The aedeagus vesica is less globular and with more distinct diverticula.


Chorsia greenleavesi

Holotype . BRUNEI: 3m, Seria, secondary and coastal veg. 3.6.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 18156.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 18513) BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 19 May ’79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), 2 (slide 18521) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas; 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4°58' N 117°48' E (S.J. Willott) 2° understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 24.viii.94.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The specimens are from widely different altitudes: disturbed coastal forest, lowland heath forest logged, lowland forest and upper montane forest.

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