12, 13mm. The
forewing facies is similar to that of “M.” scripta Moore (Himalaya) with
finely etched black markings on pale grey, but the zig-zag submarginal lacks the
broader subtornal and subapical patches of scripta, and the double
postmedial is more strongly arcuate anteriorly and more indented basad at he
posterior of this curved section. The distal margin is more strongly delineated
with a fine black line. The male hindwings in both species grade paler grey
towards the dorsum. “M.”
Hampson (N.E. Himalaya) also belongs to this facies group. In the male genitalia
the uncus is more rhomboidal, less setose, and the tegumen has unique triangular
modifications on each side. The valve lacks the saccular lobe and paddle-like
distal portions of
being more tongue-like, with a comma-shaped central harpe and, more basally, a
small setose lobe at the costa. The female genitalia are distinguished by an
oval, swollen basal section to the ductus bursae and a larger corpus bursae with
two more strongly developed invaginate signa, aligned longitudinally at about
one-third and two-fifths.
. SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu
Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 15, February,
Mulu, Camp 2.5, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest, BM noctuid slide 17033.
as holotype; 1
as holotype but Site 14; 1
general data as holotype but Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed
dipt. for.; 1
(slide 17673) BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.79 (Lt. Col.
M.G. Allen); 1
BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman).
Borneo, Java; a female from Peninsular Malaysia
under study by the Budapest group may also be referable.
Habitat preference. One specimen is
from lowland forest, the rest from montane forest (1000-1670m).
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