The Saroba group of genera
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Olulissarconia Hampson comb. n.
Dunira sarconia Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 483.


. Both fore- and hindwings have a similar pattern as in Dunira Moore, whereas in other Olulis species the hindwing is less strongly marked or uniform. The fasciation is delicate, lunulate, highlighted with pale yellow amid a general pinkish fawn. There is variation in areas picked out darker: basally and postmedially on the hindwing in the specimen illustrated; on the forewing reniform in a second specimen; lacking in the holotype.

Taxonomic note. Dunira Moore has distinctive features of the male abdomen (see p. 370); those of sarconia conform more with typical Olulis, despite differences in facies.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype is from Pulo Laut. In the Mulu survey singletons were taken at 150m in wet heath forest on a river terrace and at 250m in dipterocarp forest on limestone near the Melinau Gorge.

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