SUBFAMILY HERMINIINAE
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Isana kinabaluensis sp. n.
     Elyra larusalis Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 42.
 

Isana kinabaluensis
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15-17mm. The facies is as in muluensis, except the hindwings are generally paler. The male genitalia have the spur from the apex of the valve costa longer and more acute than in larusalis. The coarse spines in the centre of the aedeagus vesica are smaller and more separated than in larusalis and are sited on a small diverticulum rather than in a band on the surface.

Holotype . SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, ‘Power Station’ 1930m, vii.ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM noctuid slide 19499.

Paratypes: 3 (slide 20164; foreleg) as holotype; 1 (slide 20261) as holotype except Park HQ, 1620m; 1 as holotype except ‘Kiau Gap’, 1760m.

Taxonomic note. A further male (slide 9451) from the Kiau Gap locality was consumed by a mouse from an open box whilst the late Mr W.H. Timothy Tams was kindly helping with the original identification!

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from montane forest between 1620m and 1930m on G. Kinabalu.

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