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Labanda palliviridis sp. n.


Labanda palliviridis

13-15mm. The forewings are more extensively pale dull green than in previous species, the blackish markings reduced and more distinctly transverse. The medial zone is distinctly darker and contains a blackish discal spot. The hindwings are medium greyish brown. The male genitalia are similar to those of striatula and contrastriatula, but the female genitalia have a more diamond-shaped lamella antevaginalis and a distinctly narrower bursa that lacks a group of spines.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed dipt. for./river, BM noctuid slide 16723.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype but Site 8; 2, 1 as holotype but Site 13, 500m. 401464, mixed dipt. for.; 2 general data as holotype but Site 27, April, G. Api, 1500m, Pandanus Camp, 429541, scrub, Pandanus; 1 (slide 17382) BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 29.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, N. E. Himalaya (Khasia Hills, slide 17467).

Habitat preference. Most material is from lowland and hill dipterocarp forest but two specimens are from montane forest on limestone.

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