Calymera vinacea sp. n.
14, 15mm. This is a small species
vinous red forewings variegated and marked much as in the previous three. The
hindwings are also similar, a pale orange-red, grading greyer towards the
dorsum. The facies resembles that of
Warren comb. n. (India) and, less so, that of
Kobes (Sumatra). The former has a more uniform, rufous forewing. The latter has
straighter fasciation to the forewing, also more uniform but darkly shaded over
the postmedial zone, and with a browner hindwing. The genitalia have the valve
costal process with a smaller secondary lobe just distal to it; this is absent
in confinis and smaller, acute, directed distally in bernhardi.
The aedeagus vesica has a dorsal zone of spines basally as in quieta, and
the distal diverticulum is very long, terminating in a comb of spines as in the
previous three species. In confinis the distal diverticulum is short and
lacks a comb. In bernhardi the basal spining area is more elongate and
divided longitudinally into two bands.
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base), 70m. 324460, alluv./second. for., BM noctuid
As holotype except Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed dipt.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Both specimens are from lowland forest.
Biology. C. confinis has been reared from Cleistocalyx (Myrtaceae)
(Robinson et al., 2001).
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