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Nola coremata sp. n.


Nola coremata (holotype)

, 7-8mm. The male antennae are fasciculate. The wings are very pale brown, the forewings with darker markings and somewhat similar to those of the last few species of Manoba discussed on pp. 42-45. There is some submarginal shading and an oblique, fine, rather punctate postmedial. Basal to this are four (sometimes five) black dots, three approximately in a row in the cell, and the third defining an equilateral triangle with the more basal pair of these. The male abdomen has rather closely associated apodemes with venulae on the eighth tergite as in N. semidolosa, but they are also developed in this manner on the sternite. Uniquely within the genus there is a lateral pair of coremata associated with the sixth tergite. The genitalia have the valves only shallowly cleft and invested with a variety of modified scales. The harpe is short, directed distally. The aedeagus vesica has a prominent, reflexed cornutus and a triangular patch of sclerotisation. The male abdomen indicates some affinity with N.
bimaculata van Eecke (Java) in the form of the structures of the eighth segment, presence of lateral coremata at the basal part of the fifth and sixth segments, and comparable valve modifications. A distinctive feature of bimaculata is the presence of prominent hair pencils at the ventral end of the tegumen on each side.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 27, April, G. Api, 1500m., Pandanus Camp, 429541, scrub, Pandanus, BM noctuid slide 17105.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype; 2 general data as holotype but Site 26, April, G. Api Pinnacles, 1200m. 428545, open scrub; 1 general data as holotype but Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest; 1 (slide 17631) SABAH: 1500m, Mt. Kinabalu, Kundasang, Perkasa Hotel, 22.v.1989, logged montane forest (K.R. Tuck).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from montane forest and more open vegetation, most from the limestone G. Api.

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