SUBFAMILY HERMINIINAE
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Mosopia kononenkoi sp. n.
     Bertula sp. sensu Kononenko & Pinratana, 2005, Plate 1: 33.
 

Mosopia kononenkoi
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, 14-16mm. Males of this species have the labial palps characteristic of the genus that are reflexed over the head and have a distal section with a hair pencil that is retained in a groove on the thorax. The general fasciation of the wings is crenulate as in the previous two species, but is largely obscured by the grosser bluish grey and black pattern that is unique to the species, the darker areas obscuring the basal third of each wing and enclosing patches of the paler colour at the tornus, the latter dark areas being more extensive to the anterior of each patch. In the male, the centre of the forewing costa is distinctly sinuous. The male abdomen has an unmodified eighth segment, and the valves and juxta of the genitalia are structured as in the type species, though the saccular process of the valve is reduced and the costal spur is vestigial. The female genitalia generally resemble those of megaspila. The ductus bursae is long, with a longitudinal band of sclerotisation throughout. The corpus bursae is horn-shaped rather than sausage-shaped as in megaspila, but still set asymmetrically on the ductus, with the coiled ductus seminalis subbasally opposite this junction. There is a small scobinate signum in the distal part of the corpus bursae.

Holotype . SABAH: Brumas, E. deglupta [plantation], 6.ix.1991. (Chey Vun Khen), BM noctuid slide 19636.

Paratypes: 2, 1 (slide 19831) BRUNEI: Labi, 30-60m, lowland forest and secondary veg., various dates, 1979, 1980 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 9.2.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 6, 1 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Sites 8, 11, 12 (February, Camp 1, FEG 2, Mulu, 150-200m, 385470, mixed dipt. for.), 13 (February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for.), 20 (Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577 FEG 3, kerangas) and 23 (April, W. Melinau Gorge, 260m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest); 1 SABAH: Tambunan, Kaingaran, 30 Mar 2006 (Dr Chey V.K. & Richard, L.A.), in FRC, Sepilok; 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, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand (Kononenko & Pinratana, 2005).

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest, with some from areas with secondary forest or plantation.

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