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Nola classeyi sp. n.


Nola classeyi

5-6mm. The forewing facies is basically similar to that of mesotherma but the pattern is derived from more of a speckled blackish brown. It strengthens across the wing to the costa, particularly the antemedial and postmedial bands. The male genitalia have the valve arms very slender, the harpe acute, very basal, curved gently round basad. The aedeagus vesica has a zone of sclerotisation but no cornutus. Both tergite and sternite of the eighth segment have strong apodemes as illustrated.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 1m, 3km WSW of Muara, Kampong Kapok, edge of mangrove forest, i-ii.1992 (E.W. Classey), BM noctuid slide 17085.

Paratypes: 2 as holotype.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens were taken on the coast of Brunei in the vicinity of mangrove forest.

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