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Rivula calcaripuncta sp. n.

Rivula calcaripuncta

Figure 22

6mm. This is a smaller species than leuconephra, with the pale spots more numerous, more even in size and slightly bluish: a straight, oblique antemedial row, but with smaller spots relatively than in leucosticta; a double discal spot, with two spots on the costa just basad from it; a discally bilobed postmedial as in leucosticta; an almost complete and even row of marginal spots. The male abdomen is more weakly ornamented than in the previous two species, and the genitalia have the valves short, paddle-like, rather than slender as in leuconephra. The valves lack ornamentation such as the long, hooked, apical setae of leucosticta.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m. 427550, lower montane forest, BM noctuid slide 20359,

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lower montane forest on limestone.

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