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Raphiscopa albireniformis sp. n.

Raphiscopa albireniformis
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15mm, 17mm. The facies is similar to that of the previous two species but is much more clearly defined in shades of grey to almost black, with the forewing stigmata conspicuously white. The orbicular is a small dot and the reniform consists of a fine black lunule surrounded by a white border. The hindwings are similarly fasciated to those of egnasidoides but generally darker. There are strong black marginal lunules that enclose white, and the fringes are chequered. The male antennae are fasciculate, and the labial palps are typical of the genus. The genitalia have valves that are roughly triangular, expanding to an apical side that is unequally tridentate, the costal process being larger and curved. There is a transtilla similar to that of albipunctata but smaller. The aedeagus vesica is large, complex, but unornamented except for a small distal sclerite.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Mt. Dulit, 4000ft, moss forest, 24.x.1932, Oxford Univ. Exp. (B.M. Hobby & A.W. Moore), BM noctuid slide 19398.

Paratype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 2, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463 [upper] montane (moss) forest, BM noctuid slide 20174 (foreleg).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from upper montane moss forest.

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