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“Meganola” apiensis sp. n.


"Meganola" apiensis

8mm. The forewings are relatively narrow, pale grey, with an oblique, fine, black postmedial forming the diameter of a ring of black dots contributed by the antemedial and submarginal fasciae. There is a somewhat oblong subbasal black mark on the costa. The hindwing venation is quadrifine but the facies is atypical of “Meganola. The male genitalia have an uncus similar to that of
basalactifera but oval rather than tapering. The valves are also similar, but the harpe has the distal spur rather broad, excavate at the apex, and the basal one extended considerably to the interior, angled upwards and invested with slender spines apically. The aedeagus vesica is small, without cornuti.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m. 427550, lower montane forest, BM noctuid slide 17043.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lower montane forest on limestone.

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