kinabaluensis sp. n.
ochreicilia Hampson var. borneensis Berio; Holloway, 1976: 31, partim. (incl. fig. 196).
21-25mm. This species, compared to submarginata and borneensis and other
members of the species group with a bifid process from the tegumen, is a
distinctly more uniform dark brown on the wings both above and below, lacking paler
marginal zones or discal spots. The medial fasciae on the underside are defined
on each side by diffuse bands only slightly paler than the ground. The hindwing
fascia is fine, relatively sinuous. In the male genitalia, the uncus is similar
to that of ochreicilia but with a more distinct peak at one third in
lateral view. The aedeagus vesica is small, with two clusters of small spines
as in ochreicilia, though itself somewhat longer. The valves are
deeper than in ochreicilia, with distinctly strong curvature at the base of
the costal margin. The ventral flange is set more obliquely and is distally
much broader than in ochreicilia; there is a small fold or process with setae on the
margin ventral to it.
Holotype . SABAH: Mt
Kinabalu, Radio Sabah, 2600m, vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu
1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM noctuid
19048) general data as holotype but Power Station, 1930m; 1
data as holotype but Kamborangoh, 2200m.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All records are from G. Kinabalu
over a range of 1930m to 2600m.
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