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“Nola” wilsonae sp. n.


"Nola" wilsonae

6-7mm, 8mm. The male antennae are fasciculate, but the forewing facies is somewhat similar to that of sijthoffi in the presence of a black medial triangle on the costa amid a greyish white ground colour. However, the triangle is about twice as large, and the rest of the wing lacks further black markings but has a series of irregular, sinuous, transverse pale grey fasciae, those extending posterior to the apex of the triangle tinged rich brown. The hindwings are a darker grey than the forewing. The male genitalia are atypical of Nola but not referable to Manoba, having a strong uncus with scaphial lobes, but with the eighth tergite only having apodemes, these being short, rounded, well separated. The valves are unusually shaped, constricted subapically to produce a cucullus. The harpe represents a strong extension of the sclerotised dorsal margin of the sacculus, with its apex reaching the base of the cucullus beyond a small angle on the ventral margin just basal to the constriction. The saccus is strong. The aedeagus has a small globular vesica without ornamentation.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 22, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 421578, wet kerangas, BM noctuid slide 17544.

Paratypes: 1 BRUNEI: 60m, Lamunin, Sg. Burong water tanks, disturbed lowland forest, 17.ix-30.ix.1992 (G.S. Robinson); 1 BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma 13.12.1979 (R. Fairclough); 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Tawau Hill, 300m along Sungei Tawan near trail to Air Panas river bed in primary / riverine forest, at light, 28.iii.2001 (J.P. & M.J. Duffels) (in Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland forest, and two are from heath forest.

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