coelica Prout comb. n.
Chloroclystis (Rhinoprora) coelica Prout
Chloroclystis coelica Prout;
Holloway, 1976: 68.
Diagnosis and taxonomic notes. The forewings are variegated variably with dark
brown, green to almost whitish: there is some rufous suffusion broadly along the
dorsum in most specimens. The labial palps are very long much longer than in palpata
and perhaps slightly longer than in the next species. The discal spot is
particularly prominent. The fasciation on the hindwing underside is faint
compared to that of palpata, on a greyer ground. Confusion with the next
species is most likely: coelica is smaller (10-12mm compared to 15-16mm)
with more variegated forewings. In the male genitalia both species have a
similar unequal pair of cornuti in the aedeagus vesica and a bowed costa to the
valve, but the latter in coelica is narrower, slightly more constricted
towards the base. In the female the apodemes of the ovipositor lobes are
relatively longer in sayata. The bursa is spherical in coelica, more
elongate and irregular in sayata.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Only known from G. Kinabalu, the species is
infrequent at 2600m and also recorded at Paka Cave (2970m; the type locality).
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