nabalua Holloway comb. n.
nabalua Holloway, 1976: 15.
and taxonomic note. The ground colour is a dull, medium greenish brown. The fasciae
are paler, the forewing antemedial and the submarginal on both wings obscure.
The forewing postmedial has the characteristic loop basad at the costa, but
distal to it is a series of three white flecks on the costa, and the loop itself
is mainly white rather than uniform with the rest of the fascia as in the
previous three species. The forewing reniform is narrow, pale, with slightly
darker edging basad. The genitalia differ from those of pseudohypenoides
having a broadly bilobed margin to the seventh sternite, which is not so reduced
relative to the tergite. The ductus and corpus bursae are similar to those of
the other species but the latter is relatively much longer. The original
description related to species to the acontiine Corgatha
this lacks the subcostal loop of the postmedial but has white flecks along the
costa and a zig-zag submarginal (see Holloway (1979: 430) for further comments
The costal loop and the structure of the genitalia suggest the species is better
placed in Condate.
Only females are known. The pale zone at the base of the hindwing of the
holotype mentioned in the original description is probably due to wear or
preference. The species is montane. The holotype is from 1620m on G.
Kinabalu. There are also two specimens from 1780m in upper montane forest on G.
Mulu and one from lower montane forest at 900m on G. Api.
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