albipunctula Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae,
albipunctula Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 37.
This and the next species have more elongate and distally rounded forewings than
others in the Anomis complex, and the third segment of the labial palps is
particularly long and slender. The forewings are a dark indigo-brown in both,
but the fasciae in albipunctula are simply darker and irregular;
the orbicular and reniform are highlighted with small white dots. In cupienda
the fasciae are more strongly angled, with sections that are almost straight,
and are edged finely with paler ochreous.
note. The generic placement of the two species is unclear, and they
may merit a distinct genus. The male eighth sternite is flask-like and the
tergite is vestigial as in the rest of the Anomis group
Valves are triangular with their coremata in a relatively central position. The
saccus is prominent, slender, extending well below the valves, but is not
excavated distally. In the female (cupienda), the ostium is attached to the concave
anterior margin of the eighth segment. The ductus bursae is short and narrow up
to a slight expansion where the ductus seminalis arises. Distal to this is a
short, sclerotised section, then a long, slender neck that gradually expands
into a long, narrow corpus bursae that is scobinate along one side, with a
shallow, ridge-like invagination within this.
Sumatra (HS / ZSM), Borneo.
preference. The species is infrequent, but found in forests from the
lowlands to almost 2000m, and is slightly more common in the upper half of this
range. On G. Kinabalu most records were from an area with cultivation and other
disturbance at 1200m.
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