viridentata sp. n.
23-24mm. This is a very similar species to hylaxalis,
but has a more regular hindwing postmedial, and the dentate green band is also
more regular and remains at approximately the same distance from the postmedial
throughout, rather than converging with it at the centre. The dark band at the
extreme margins is also less dentate basad. In the male genitalia the valves are
more elongate, less lens-shaped, and the aedeagus vesica has a large but slender
cornutus that is not seen in hylaxalis.
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM noctuid
holotype but Sites 10 and 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 160 and 150m, 385470,
mixed dipt. for.
preference. All four specimens (one from Site 12 but damaged is excluded
from the type series) are from lowland dipterocarp forest or heath forest, none
from above 200m.
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