SUBFAMILY HERMINIINAE
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Isana albiscripta sp. n.
    
 

Isana albiscripta
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11-12mm. The facies is generally as in larusalis, though the species is smaller. The forewing submarginal and, to a lesser extent, that of the hindwing, are much more strongly zig-zagged, that of the forewing meeting the postmedial. The hindwing postmedial is a straight, pale line as in larusalis. The male genitalia have valves typical of the genus, with the costal spur subapical as in muluensis, but more strongly angled away from the margin. The aedeagus vesica has a more extensive area of coarse spining and also more fine scobination.

Holotype . Matang, 3600ft., June [18]98, BORNEO, BM noctuid slide 19820.

Paratypes: 2 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 13 (February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for.) and Site 20 (Mar.-April, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas); 1 SABAH: Inanam, Kionsom, 150m, light trap, 03.ii.2007 (Dr Chey V.K., Richard, L.A. & Willibrand, J.) (in FRC, Sepilok); 1♀ SABAH: Dewan Koktas, Kinabalu Park H.Q., Aug-07 (H.S. Barlow, J.K. Hill, Suzan B., I-Ching C.) (in FRC, Sepilok).

Taxonomic note. The description substantiates a manuscript name of Hampson.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The material is from lowland heath forest and hill dipterocarp forest, the holotype possibly being from lower montane forest, and the female paratype is from a resort area at about 1600m.

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