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Savara biradulata sp. n.

Savara biradulata

13mm. Though only represented by a singleton, the genitalia are so distinctive that this small specimen undoubtedly represents a further species. The underside has dark spots subapically on the forewing as in anomioides, but the central angle of the margin is more pronounced. On the hindwing there is a pronounced, somewhat triangular, dark shading at the margin between the tornus and the central angle. The genitalia have the eighth segment crinkled laterally, and the ostium is at the anterior of a longitudinal declivity within the sternite that is bounded posteriorly by a pair of small scobinate lobes. The ductus is shorter than in other species, of even width, sclerotised and finely scobinate. The bursa has a neck slightly larger than the ductus and set asymmetrically on it. The distal part is pyriform and contains two long and robustly scobinate bands as illustrated, much more pronounced even than in diversalis.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m. 427550, lower montane forest, BM noctuid slide 18841.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lower montane forest on limestone.

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