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Pangrapta viridigrisea sp. n.
, 15-16mm. The facies is similar to that of holophaea except the ground colour is greyer, and the green markings duller, darker, reduced relative to the darker fasciation. The postmedials are more finely irregular, this being particularly so on the forewing, and on the underside; on the underside of holophaea all wings have two dark, more or less parallel, straight fasciae, except the forewing postmedial has its usual angle, whereas in viridigrisea the fasciae are rather broken and irregular. In the male genitalia, the valves are more strongly curved at two-thirds than in holophaea and the saccular spines are very much longer. The ornamentation of the vesica is similar except the cornuti at the ends of the two long diverticula are more symmetrically shaped. In the genitalia, viridigrisea has sclerotisation and scobination extending closer to the base of the corpus bursae than in holophaea.


Pangrapta viridigrisea

. Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J. Brooks), BM noctuid slide 19247.

Paratypes. 2 (slide 18587) as holotype 1, 1; SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base), 70m. 324450, alluv./second. for.; 1 (slide 18586) NORD BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8. 1903 (John Waterstradt); 1 Dutch West BORNEO: 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons et Meligan (Sanggan)) ex Janson, April 1909.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens with precise data (three more were not retained in the field) were taken in partly disturbed alluvial forest with limestone outcrops at 70m near the foot of G. Mulu. Most other material is from lowland locatities.

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