SUBFAMILY HERMINIINAE
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Globosusa borneana sp. n.
    
 

Globosusa borneana

Globosusa borneana
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, 12-13mm, 11-12mm. This species has very similar facies to the type species, curiosa, as described above, but the forewings are more elongate with more rounded distal margins, and the costal scale patch is darker. The hindwing is more irrorated with dark brown, with the fasciation more heavily emphasised, with the medial fascia passing through the discal spot to beyond it towards the costa, rather stopping short of it on the side of the dorsum in a more distal position. The male genitalia have the valves less excavate distally than in the Sulawesi species, the margin running obliquely back from the apex to the more basal saccular process. The aedeagus vesica is relatively large, but rugose rather than scobinate. The female genitalia are described in the generic account.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 20 Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577 FEG 3, kerangas.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 20162; foreleg) as holotype but Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed dipt. for.; 2 (slide 19526) as holotype but Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest; 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4° (176)58' N 117° (176)48' E (S.J. Willott), 2° (176) understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 24.viii.93; 1 (slide 19525) SABAH: 5m. S. of Mt. Trus Madi, 1800ft., 18-28.viii.1977 (M.E. Bacchus); 1 SABAH, Brumas, P. falcataria, 13.viii.1991 (Chey Vun Khen); 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 20.7.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 INDONESIA: (Kalim. Timur), Pasir distr.: Gunung Lumut Protection Forest, base camp 4 km W of Mului, 400m, UTM: 50M LD885395 (GPS); 21.xi.2005, (EJ v Nieukerken & E. Gassó), RMNH/EvN no: 2005197 in RMNH, Leiden.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland dipterocarp forest, some secondary, apart from one from a lowland softwood plantation.

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