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Labanda contrastriatula sp. n.




13-14mm. This species is similar to striatula but somewhat larger with a more contrasted forewing pattern, the green areas paler, more emerald and more clearly defined. There is no whitish dash associated with the postmedial. The male genitalia are similar to those of striatula but those of the female have a narrower lamella antevaginalis that is posteriorly more distinctly bifid, and the bursa is less thickened and lacks a cluster of spines.

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 16729.

Paratype . As holotype, BM noctuid slide 17456.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from hill dipterocarp forest.

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