cinerea sp. n.
, 17-19mm. The facies is similar to that of the slightly smaller vaneeckei,
but more variegated, with a bluer tinge and stronger curvature to the postmedial
and submarginal fasciae distal to the cell. The fasciae on the underside are
more clearly defined and curved, but irregular rather than straight. The
hindwing has a paler, slightly greenish area, but this extends over the basal
two thirds rather than over the costal third. In the male genitalia the valve
processes are more robust than in vaneeckei but in a similar position. The apex of
the valve is rounded rather than slightly upcurved and falcate. The saccus is
more convex on each side, less acutely tapered.
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for., BM noctuid
holotype but Site 14; 1 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 12.1.80
Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 18626) BRUNEI: Daerah Belait, Badas, swamp forest, 26 Feb.
’82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 MALAYSIA:
Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4°58' N 117°48' E (S.J. Willott) 1° canopy,
1C, Tree Platfm., DVFC, 16.ix.94.
range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (HS / ZSM).
preference. This is a rare species of lowland dipterocarp forest, swamp
forest and lower montane forest.
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