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Chrysocraspeda convergens sp. n.  

Chrysocraspeda convergens (holotype)
(x 1.33)

Chrysocraspeda convergens
(x 1.33)

11mm, putative 10mm. In colouration this species resembles the previous two, the wings reddish grey with yellow margin, except the margins are rounded without a central dentation of the darker area. Discal spots are very weak but the forewing is diagnostically traversed by fine, dark, straight antemedial and postmedial fasciae, slightly convergent towards the costa. The putative female is greyer, the fasciae were strongly convergent. The male genitalia are distinctive with a square uncus and strikingly sigmoid valve spines that have a lateral spur as in C. conversata and C. porphyrochlamys.

Holotype  Temburong, LP 298, 300 metres, BRUNEI: 21.ii.1982 (T. W. Harman) BM geometrid slide 18323.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype is from lowland dipterocarp forest. The putative female was taken in a Paraserianthes falcataria plantation at Brumas in the lowlands of Sabah by Dr. Chey Vun Khen (in FRC, Sepilok).

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