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Manoba coadei sp. n.


Manoba coadei

8-9mm. The forewing facies consists of black markings on a satiny white ground, resembling somewhat that of
Meganola” nitida and “M.” nitidoides, but the double, sinuous postmedial is the only distal fascia, giving rise to a slender bar to the distal margin from its centre. A similarly sinuous antemedial, broader at the costa, and roughly parallel to the postmedial, also touches the apex of a triangular subbasal mark that runs obliquely outwards from the costa. The medial area contains fine black striae along the veins. The male genitalia have valves shaped much as in carrei and chirgwini, but the harpe is rather irregularly shaped, like a dog-head facing dorsally. The aedeagus is slender, the apex acute, tapering, gently upcurved. The vesica is without cornuti.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463, [upper] montane (moss) forest, BM noctuid slide 17104.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype; 1 as holotype but Site 2; 1 as holotype but Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest; 1 BRUNEI: 5520ft., Bukit Pagon, LP 308, upper montane forest, 15-20.ii.1982 (G.S. Robinson).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. One specimen is from lower montane forest, the rest from upper montane forest.

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