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Calymera vinacea sp. n.


Calymera vinacea

14, 15mm. This is a small species
with 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 C. confinis Warren comb. n. (India) and, less so, that of C. bernhardi 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.

Holotype . 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 slide 17824.

Paratype . As holotype except Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed dipt. for.

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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