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Didigua roseata sp. n.


Didigua roseata

15mm. This species is somewhat larger than the previous one and with a more transverse fasciation to the generally darker, distinctly reddish grey forewing. The punctate antemedial has a paler band just basal to it, is slightly curved over the posterior three-quarters and then stepped sharply basad subcostally. The course of the submarginal is much more irregular in all the above species, even those like alticola and heidwigae where the submarginal also has an adjacent pale band. In the genitalia, the costal process of the valve is broad, shallowly bifid. The aedeagus vesica has one strongly curved diverticulum that has a terminal row of about five curved cornuti ventrally.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 21, March, 130m, 423576. alluvial/kerangas bank, BM noctuid slide 16796.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. The single male was taken on a river terrace bank between alluvial forest and heath forest west of the Melinau Gorge in the G. Mulu National Park.

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