faircloughi sp. n.
12mm. This species appears very similar in facies to argentilinea,
except the wings are slightly narrower, more elongate, and the pale streak
through the forewing is more continuous. However, the antennae are fasciculate
rather than bipectinate, the forewing venation lacks an areole, and the hindwing
has a wide, weak discocellular and, posterior to it, M2 stalked with M3 rather
than the latter with CuA1. The first and second abdominal segments are
distinctly modified, the phragma lobes of the second tergite fused into a single
structure. In the male abdomen, the eighth segment is similar to that of the
type species. The genitalia have the uncus strongly flexed. The valves are
shorter, smaller, their sacculi more closely associated centrally, almost to the
point of fusion. The juxta resemble an inverted ‘Y’.
Holotype . BRUNEI: Panaga, 5.1.1980 (R. Fairclough), BM noctuid slide 18346.
preference. The type locality is on the coast near Seria in disturbed
strand forest and scrub with Casuarina.
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