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.
. W. SUMATRA, Lebong Tandai, 1920-1923 (C.J. Brooks), BM noctuid slide 19248.
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
It remains to be seen if it represents a subspecies thereof or a distinct
species; more material is needed.
range. Sumatra, Borneo; N.E. Himalaya (slide 15970), N. Vietnam.
preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is a female from Sandakan on the
coast of Sabah.
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