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Pangrapta poetoides sp. n.
, 9-11mm. This species has something of the shape and appearance of Poeta Walker species, but also resembles P. albiscripta to some extent. The wings are fasciated grey and black but this is much more irregular than in albiscripta, and it is the forewing discal mark that is picked out in white rather than that of the hindwing, where the basal to dorsal half has a series of three pairs of irregular whitish fasciae. The male eighth segment is of the framed corematous type, the structure comparatively delicate within the genus. The uncus is not typical of the genus, and the valves are relatively broad, with a central, upcurved spur arising  from the distal end of the sacculus. The aedeagus vesica is broader than long, with no significant diverticula. There are clumps of needle-like spines at the apex of each side, and some scobination associated with the clump where the spines are smaller. P. parsimonalis (p. 334) has similar spines in the vesica but in only one clump. The female genitalia lack setae on the eighth segment, the ductus is short, and the corpus bursae rather club-like, slightly rugose, especially distally.


Pangrapta poetoides

Placement of this species in
Pangrapta is tentative.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 23.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 18589.

Paratypes: 1 E. SABAH: Brumas, 500ft., 26.4.1973 (K.M. Guichard); 1 E. SABAH: Quoin Hill, 700ft., 21.4.1973 (K.M. Guichard); 7 (slide 18181), 2 (slide 18590); SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Sites 7 (Long Pala (Base)), 50m, 324450, alluvial/secondary forest); 8 (Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for.); 14 (Camp 2.4, Mulu, 1000m, 413461, lower montane forest); 21 (W. Melinau Gorge, 130m, 423576, alluvial/kerangas bank); 23 (W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest) and 27 (G. Api, 1500m, Pandanus Camp, 429541, scrub and Pandanus); 3 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4°58' N 117°48' E (S.J. Willott) 2° understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 24.viii.93 and 26.i.94, BM noctuid slide 19219.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Most specimens are from types of lowland dipterocarp forest, but three were taken in lower montane forest.

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