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Characoma fortiscripta sp. n.


Characoma fortiscripta

12-15mm. The forewing facies is more variegated than in the previous three species, with the fasciation more clearly defined. The male hindwing is unmodified, and the genitalia are closer to those of albulalis, though with the ventral termination of the tegumen slightly more hooked and the scaled blades of the valves more robust.

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 10671.

Paratypes: 1, 5 general data as holotype but Site 1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463, [upper] montane (moss) forest; 1, 2 general data as holotype but Site 2; 1 general data as holotype but Site 3, 1780m. 453463; 1 as holotype but Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest; 1 as holotype but Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base), 70m. 324460, alluv./second. for.; 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 5.01N, 117.47E, 20.x.1987, 100m, (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs), primary forest edge.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The frequency and habitat range are similar to those of albulalis and metalophota.

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