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Eugoa hampsoni nom. nov.
Eugoa obscura Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2: 548, 
    praeocc. (E. obscura
Leech, 1888; see Hampson, 1900: 394).
[Eugoa obscura var. formosibia Strand, 1917, Arch. Naturgesch., (1916) 
    82 (A3): 129.]

Eugoa hampsoni (holotype)
(x 1.56)

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
The species is only known from females and resembles a much smaller uniformis, the forewings being pale brown with a small discal dot. The genitalia have lateral pockets in the seventh segment and an unusual expansion and sclerotisation of the ductus. The bursa is divided into two as in clavata and aridoides, but scobination is only vestigial in the distal part. The status of the taxon formosibia from Taiwan needs investigation, but it is unlikely to be conspecific.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The original two specimens were taken in S.E. Borneo by Doherty.

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