calcarea sp. n.
11-12mm. In facies this species resembles rubripunctalis
Walker (see below), but lacking the
greater emphasis of the darker reniform and lunules distad from the postmedial
on the dorsum. However, the latter feature occurs in the hindwing. The
submarginals are more irregular in course and further from the margin. The male
genitalia are much more typical of the genus than are those of rubripunctalis,
where the valves show bilateral asymmetry, particularly in the position of the
distal lobes on the ventral margin and have a basal hair pencil and a complex
transtilla, features all lacking in calcarea.
The valve is closest in appearance to that of obliquilinea Hampson,
but the spine at the centre of the costa is less curved, more appressed, and the
small digitate process just ventral to it is slightly longer.
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest, BM
noctuid slide 18388.
holotype; 1 general data as holotype but Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base),
70m. 324450, alluv. / second. for. MV on [limestone] batu.
preference. All three specimens are from lowland forest on limestone.
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