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Bertula pughi sp. n.

Bertula pughi
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10mm. This is the smallest of the four species, with rather obscure forewing markings, though the specimen is worn. The forewing pale costal band is similar to that of rostrilinea. The male genitalia also illustrate a closer relationship to rostrilinea, with the valves similarly ornamented though slightly narrower. The distal diverticulum of the aedeagus vesica is longer, more slender, the distal cornutus apical rather than subapical, and the more basal one at one third rather than central.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 21, March, 130m, 423576. alluvial / kerangas bank, BM noctuid slide 19456.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen was taken on the bank leading up from alluvial forest to the area of wet heath forest on a river terrace by the S. Melinau that is the type locality for scoonesi.

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