SUBFAMILY HERMINIINAE
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Mosopia pallidusalis sp. n.
    
 

Mosopia pallidusalis

Mosopia megaspila
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15-16mm. This species is similar to eudoxusalis as indicated above, but with a paler, more ochreous ground colour to the wings. The male genitalia are very similar but the new species has more rounded valve apices than eudoxusalis, and the spine-like apex of the costa extends for a much shorter distance beyond the valve apex. The patch of coarser spines in the aedeagus vesica is less extensive but is accompanied by a diverticulum free of scobination just distal to it. In the female, the ductus bursae is shorter relative to the corpus bursae than in eudoxusalis, and the corpus bursae is wider distally rather than centrally, with the basal zone of scobination terminating centrally rather than at a point just distal to the centre.

Holotype . 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., BM noctuid slide 10792.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype; 1 as holotype but Site 10, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 160m. 386470, mixed dipt. for.; 1, 1 (slide 19833) as holotype but Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest; 2 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 6 Feb 79 and 12.1.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 60m, Ulu Belait, lowland forest, 23 Jan 79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 30.6.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 400m, Tutong, Bedawan, rainforest, 11.12.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 5° 01'N, 177° 47' E, 26.x.1987, 100m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs), roadside, secondary forest; 1 (slide 19845) Dutch West BORNEO, 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons et Meligan (Sanggan)) ex Jansson; 1 INDONESIA: Borneo, Kalimantan Tengah, Barito Ulu 2001, at Busang / Rekut River Junction, 0°38' S, 113°59' E, viii.2001 (G. Martin).

Geographical range. Borneo, ?Thailand (Kononenko & Pinratana, 2005, Plate 1: 18).

Habitat preference. The frequency of encounter and habitats recorded resemble those for eudoxusalis. The highest record is from 500m on G. Mulu.

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