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Condate nabalua Holloway comb. n.
Corgatha nabalua Holloway, 1976: 15.

Condate nabalua

Diagnosis 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 and rectiorsilla in 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 zonalis Walker; 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 on zonalis). 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 discoloration.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat 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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