Eugoa cucullata sp.
7-8mm. The facies is similar
to that of the previous few species, but the forewings are grey, fasciated dark
brown, and with the submarginal more prominent but diffuse. The discal dot is
elongated transversely. There is a rufous tinge over the dorsal zone in some
specimens. The hindwings are a bone-white with a brownish tinge around the apex
in the male, and slightly darker, greyer in the female. The male antennae are
ciliate. The male genitalia have the valves narrow, incurved, culminating in an
elongate, cleaver-like cucullus. The aedeagus vesica is small, bilobed, coarsely
scobinate, with sclerotisation of the ductus ejaculatorius. The female genitalia
have the bursa sinuously pyriform, finely scobinate over the central part.
Holotype .SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 11, February, Camp 1,
Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for./river, BM arctiid slide 2762.
general data as holotype but Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577,
FEG 3, kerangas; 1
SABAH: Ulu Dusun, 30 mls W. of Sandakan, 28-31.i.1976 (E.W.
Classey); 1 SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of
Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E.W.
Classey); 1 (slide 5091)
SABAH: 5m, S. Mt. Trus Madi, 1800ft.,
18-28.viii.1977 (M.E Bacchus); 1 BRUNEI: 5m, Labi Road at mile 1,
secondary veg., 30.11.1979 (R. Fairclough).
Habitat preference. The
species is rare, found in diverse lowland forest types, including secondary
forest, to an altitude of around 600m.
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