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Pangrapta sublineata sp. n.
, 14mm. This species is smaller than the previous two, but the upperside is very similar to that of metagona. The underside, however, has a more or less uniform pale yellowish brown ground that is marked on all wings by two fine, straight, parallel, dark fasciae. The male genitalia have a complex process on the ventral side of the valve, consisting of a distally directed spine with a rugose lateral spur that overlaps a more thorn-like spine. The aedeagus vesica is complex with many small diverticula and a cornutus and a rasp-like lobe sited near to each other.


Pangrapta sublineata

Holotype . W. SUMATRA, Lebong Tandai, 1920-1923 (C.J. Brooks), BM noctuid slide 19248.

Taxonomic note. The Himalayan specimen dissected (see below) has a longer valve with a longer spine from the sacculus. The vesica is also more elongate, with a second cornutus instead of the rasp-like lobe. It is externally as in sublineata however. It remains to be seen if it represents a subspecies thereof or a distinct species; more material is needed.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo; N.E. Himalaya (slide 15970), N. Vietnam.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is a female from Sandakan on the coast of Sabah.

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