williamsi sp. n.
11mm. The forewing shape and rather worn facies bears some
resemblance to that of carjacobsi, but the latter has some longitudinal
strands of black in the basal part, a conspicuous white dot at the reniform, and
a white subapical mark that is slightly more transverse than that in carjacobsi.
The genitalia have the valves unusually paddle-shaped, with a distinctive
dorsally directed spine just in from the centre of the ventral margin.
. MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4°58'
Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 24.viii.93, BM noctuid slide 19219.
preference. The species was recorded (S.J. Willott,
unpublished data) as frequent (29 individuals) in logged and pristine forest at
170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah.
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