SUBFAMILY HERMINIINAE
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Bertula pollocki sp. n.
    
 

Bertula pollocki

Bertula pollocki
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13-14mm, Externally this species resembles lobativalva, except the medial band of the forewing is slightly narrower over the posterior half, and the anterior oblique section of the postmedial has a slight tooth distad at the angle with the central stepped section. The reniform tends to be more untidy, with a more extensive whitish area amongst the dark markings. The male genitalia differ from those of the momusalis trio in having the valves much narrower, tapering apically, acute and upturned, and with an obtusely angled inner saccular margin. The aedeagus vesica is extended laterally on both sides of the aedeagus apex, but the inflated section on the side of the ductus ejaculatorius is longer than that on the ‘scobinate’ side, and this scobination is somewhat coarser. The features of possible females are described under momusalis above.

Holotype . Matang, 3600ft, Borneo [SARAWAK], 1900-14, BM noctuid slide 19724.

Paratypes: 2 (slides 19458, 19736) Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J. Brooks); 1 (slide 19914) Dutch West BORNEO, 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons et Meligan (Sanggan)) ex Jansson, April 1909.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The limited material is from the lowlands and the lower montane zone.

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