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Hypersypnoides kinabaluensis sp. n.
Hypersypnoides ochreicilia Hampson var. borneensis Berio; Holloway, 1976: 31, partim. (incl. fig. 196).

Hypersypnoides kinabaluensis

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 slide 9379.

Paratypes: 5 (slide 19048) general data as holotype but Power Station, 1930m; 1 general 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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