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Sarobaflavipicta Hampson comb. n.
Sarobides flavipicta Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 411.


. This species is similar to inconclusa but more distinctly variegated into pale orange and reddish brown, the paler patches being basal and at the reniform on the forewing and in the margins of all wings. The most distinctive feature is a pale yellow subtornal spot on the hindwing. There is obscure blackish fasciation. The specimen from Paku [Joicey material - illustrate] has the wings more extensively orange, but the yellow spot on the hindwing is present.

Taxonomic note. The male eighth segment has the sternite strongly modified, with the anterior margin reduced to a narrow sclerotised strip that supports large coremata at each end. The valves of the genitalia each have single, slender, rather dendritic processes that show bilateral asymmetry. The aedeagus is slender, sinuous; the vesica is very small.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. Only four specimens have been seen, the holotype labelled just from Borneo, and specimens from Bidi and Paku in the lowlands of Sarawak.

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