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Chrysocraspeda rubraspersa sp. n.

Chrysocraspeda rubraspersa
(x 1.33)

7mm, 7mm. The wings of both sexes are finely speckled red on pale yellow, the red intensifying at the margin, though the fringes also include yellow. There is a small but conspicuous white discal spot on the hindwing, a small red one on the forewing. Both wings have strongly flexed postmedials relatively close to the margins, where the red is finely intensified with a fine edging of clearer yellow distad. In the male genitalia the valve spine has a lateral spur as in C. conversata, but the facies is distinctive within the genus, and the uncus also has unusual and diagnostic lateral rugose processes, one on each side at the junction with the tegumen.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM geometrid slide 18322.

Paratype  BRUNEI: Badas Forest, 26.ii.1982, (T.W. Harman).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The specimens are from dry heath and swamp forest types.

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