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Metaphoenia scobinata sp. n.
and putative 10-11mm. The facies is very much as in plagifera. In the genitalia of putative males, the most costal process on the valve is slender, apically bifid, more separated from its interior companion and more basal than in carneipennis, where it is simple and perhaps more strongly curved. In the female, the eighth segment is evenly and finely scobinate, with a semicircular, scobinate lobe covering the ostium from anteriorly as in carneipennis. There is a pair of small pouches in the pocket anterior to this as in carneipennis. The corpus bursae of both species is elongate, rather sausage-like, though broadening distally rather more in scobinata.

Metaphoenia scobinata

. BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest (H.S. B[arlow]), Oct 78, BM noctuid slide 18409.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 19033) Dutch West BORNEO, 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons et Meligan (Sanggan)) ex Janson, April 1903; 1 (slide 19034) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. f. / river.

Putative ; (slide 18414) SAR[awak, (A.R. Wallace)]; (slide 18855) BRUNEI: 3m, Seria, secondary and coastal veg., 30 June ’78 (Lt Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from the lowlands: disturbed coastal habitat at Seria in Brunei; lowland forest at 300m in the Ulu Temburong, Brunei, and from 150m at the foot of G. Mulu; two without precise data from Sarawak collected by A.R. Wallace; one from 85 miles upstream from Pontianak in Kalimantan.

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