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Collix intrepida Prout comb. n
Horisme intrepida Prout, 1932, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 17: 61.
Horisme intrepida Prout; Holloway, 1976: 66.

Collix intrepida

(See Pseudocollix hyperythra Hampson) . The build is more robust than in other Collix, the facies paler, the forewing discal spot relatively small and surrounded by a paler zone.

Taxonomic notes. This species belongs to a small group of five that has been assigned to Horisme Hübner. They are more robust than typical Collix, particularly in the genitalia, with the forewing discal spot relatively small as mentioned above. However, the male abdomen has all the features mentioned in the generic accounts. The male genitalia have the tegumen rather broad and the uncus long. The valves have a ventral fringe of hairs. The aedeagus is robust, sometimes with several cornuti. The female genitalia are also robust, the signum typical of Collix but with more robust spines. In addition to the Bornean species, the group contains four from New Guinea: C. angustipennis Warren comb. n.; C. erythroides Prout comb. n.; C. hirtivena Warren comb. n.; C. ustimacula Warren comb. n.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. On G. Kinabalu the species ranges from 1620m to 2600m, but is never common. A single specimen was taken at 1790m on G. Mulu. All specimens are therefore from the upper montane zone.

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