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“Aquita” seria sp. n.


"Aquita" seria (holotype)

9mm. This species is similar in general appearance to acontioides, but the marginal zone of the forewing is very much paler and the costal markings are less extensive as illustrated. The hindwing is a similar white to the forewing rather than being lightly tinged brownish. The genitalia have the ductus bursae shorter distal to the du
ctus seminalis than in acontioides, with more broadening and thickening of the basal section. The corpus bursae is more spherical, with a large, rather globular and heavily spined basal signum and two short, spined ones centrally rather than elongate bands.

Holotype . BRUNEI: Seria, 2° forest, 30m. iv.1981 (I. Gauld), BM noctuid slide 17710.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from secondary forest in the lowlands.

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