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Etanna pallibrunnea sp. n.


Etanna pallibrunnea

13mm. Slightly larger than brunnea, this species also has a more variegated forewing facies with more extensive pale areas, though of a similar fawn-brown. The postmedial is more irregular, less strongly angled, and conspicuously paler, though edged finely with darker brown. The similarly irregular dark submarginal is also more conspicuous. The hindwings are a darker brown except broadly along the costa and dorsum. The abdomen has massive coremata associated with the seventh segment, but the eighth sternite is not so broadened as in brunnea despite bearing a similar transverse band of hairlike setae along its distal margin. The genitalia lack socii from the tegumen and have a narrower, less triangular saccus.

Holotype . SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5500 ft., 17-19.i.1976 (E.W. Classey), BM noctuid slide 16853.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from montane forest.

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