pallidapex sp. n.
1976: 37, partim, fig 226.
16-18mm, 16-19mm. The male is very similar to that of anomioides
the next species, but subapical marks on the underside (and more faintly on the
upperside) of the forewing, if present, are predominantly white. These are much
more prominent in the female, which also has extensive fine white highlights
throughout the postmedial on the upperside, and more faintly over the antemedial;
such white markings are also seen in pratti
(New Guinea, S. Moluccas) stat.
rev. where there is often a more definite white line where the
postmedial meets the costa. The fine postmedial fasciae of the underside are
pale and linear as in anomioides. In the male abdomen, as indicated under the
previous species, the aedeagus is relatively shorter and broader, the apex of
the valve lacks any subsidiary lobes (in pratti (slides
16271, 19346) such a lobe is present, twice as long as in anomioides
no broader), and the anterior margin of the eighth sternite is much more
shallowly bilobed. The female has the base of the ductus bursae distinctly
broader than the rest, but there is no scobination immediately distal to it. The
ductus in entirety is shorter than in anomioides, and the two scobinate bands in the corpus bursae
are both unbroken and more or less equal in length. In pratti,
the broad basal section of the ductus extends to the junction of the ductus
seminalis, tapering to it, and the more distal section is shorter and broader
than in pallidapex.
. SABAH: Ulu Dusun, 19.5.1973 (K.M.
BM noctuid slide 10767.
material in good condition or dissected is included): 1
10772), 1 SARAWAK:
Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for.; 1
SARAWAK as above but Site 3, January, Camp 4,
Mulu, 1780m. 453463 [upper] montane forest; 1 (slide
10774) SARAWAK as above but Site 27, April, G. Api, 1500m. Pandanus Camp,
429541, scrub, Pandanus;
West BORNEO, 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons et Meligan (Sanggan))
ex Janson, April 1909; 1 (slide 9417) SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Power Station, 1930m,
vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J.
Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway);
19184) SABAH: Kretam, 25.x-8.xi.1950 (J.D.H. Hedley).
range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, N.E. Himalaya (slide
19350), New Guinea (USNM slides 93190 and 95544).
preference. The altitude range and types of forest frequented are similar
to those for anomioides.
The species has been reared in New Guinea from Trichospermum
pleiostigma (Malvaceae; Miller et al.,
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