Chrysocraspeda juriae sp. n.
8-9mm. Both sexes resemble males of the sexually dimorphic group that
includes the previous three species and C. togata Fabricius,
a Javan female of which is illustrated in Plate 1, but there are stronger
discal spots, and the sinuous postmedial of the forewing is more definite
and transverse. The male genitalia resemble those of this group also, and
the female has the signa elongate as in vinosa (only weakly so in anisocosma
and normal in conversata and togata). The facies
characters mentioned and the lack of sexual dimorphism are diagnostic.
Holotype . BRUNEI:
LP298, 300m, Ulu Temburong, 16.ii.1982 (T.W. Harman.) BM
geometrid slide 18312.
Paratypes: 1 as holotype; 1 from same locality as holotype but 20.ii.1982, (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen); 1 SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped.
1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge,
250m. 432558. FEG 4 limestone forest, BM geometrid slide 18362.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM collection).
Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland dipterocarp forest.
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