Manoba marshalli sp. n.
8-9mm. The forewing facies in this and the next five species is characterised by
a straight, transverse dark bar medially, its distal edge running from the point
where the antemedial meets the costa to that where the postmedial meets the
dorsum; the course of this bar is more irregular in
and allies. In marshalli the bar is
relatively narrow, particularly centrally. All species with this facies feature
are more brown-tinged than in the next group and are best distinguished on male
genitalic characters. In marshalli the valve is strongly curved upwards
and apically truncated. The harpe is digitate, also flexed upwards. The aedeagus
has a triangular flange apically, and the vesica is globular, without
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 2, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463 [upper] montane (moss) forest, BM
noctuid slide 17448.
(all general data as holotype): 5
(slides 17270, 17353, 17358, 17437, 17438) Site 26, April, G. Api Pinnacles,
1200m. 428545, open scrub; 1
(slide 17361) Site 27, April, G. Api, 1500m., Pandanus Camp, 429541, scrub,
Pandanus. There are further undissected specimens from these localities that
are not included.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All material is from upper montane forest, mostly on
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