Bornean Nolidae are described, a broad concept including the old noctuid
subfamilies Sarrothripinae and Chloephorinae (389 species in 86 genera,
mostly assigned to 7 subfamilies). Four further species that have been
associated in the past with the two old noctuid subfamilies are excluded
but treated in full at the end. For each species, a diagnosis and the
geographical range are given and, where known, details of habitat
preference and biology. Summary lists are provided of the new taxa
described (90 species and 1 subspecies) as well as of numerous other
taxonomic changes. A checklist of all species summarises the fauna.
The broadened concept of the family is
reviewed, as are the subfamilial and tribal groupings within it. Aspects
of its biogeography and ecology are noted.
Within the Nolinae, the genus Manoba
Walker is revived for a number of species placed in Meganola Dyar,
Nola Leach and Rhynchopalpus Hampson.