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Bertula scoonesi sp. n.

Bertula scoonesi
Figure 81

11, 13mm. This species has the forewing apices less produced than in the previous two, and the pale costal zone of the forewing is slightly broader. It adjoins a pale basal zone as in scoulari, but the antemedial is less oblique than in that species. The reniform is slightly oblique as in rostrilinea, but marked by a pale orbicular spot, more conspicuous in the holotype. The genitalia have the valves similarly shaped to those of scoulari but distinctly narrower overall. The aedeagus is shorter but the vesica is larger, more elongate and more generally scobinate, the spines on the dorsal lobe in a row, with distinctly globular bases.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM noctuid slide 19455.

Paratype . As holotype.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from wet heath forest on a terrace of the S. Melinau.

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