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Manoba carrei sp. n.


Manoba carrei

7-8mm. This is a slightly smaller species than marshalli, with valves broader centrally than in marshalli, slightly angled there rather than curved, and the apex is not truncated. The harpe is angled obtusely upwards as in marshalli but the portion distal to the angle is acute rather than blunt, triangular rather than digitate. The aedeagus has the apex more strongly produced beyond the vesica to a point, with slight bulbosity but no triangular flange. The vesica is as in

Holotype . 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 17357.

Paratypes (all general data as holotype): 1 (slide 17439) as holotype; 1 (slide 17453) as holotype but Site 1; 1 (slide 17052) Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest; 1 (slide 17268) as previous but Site 15.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is found in montane forest as marshalli but on the sandstone and shale of G. Mulu rather than limestone.

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