subzebrina sp. n.
Pseudomimetis picta Warren
sensu Holloway, 1976: 70, fig. 499.
8mm. The upperside facies is similar to that of Mariaba picta but
the forewings are less heavily marked and the hindwings have the discal spot
stronger and the darker fasciae somewhat straighter over the posterior two
thirds. The underside is diagnostic, strongly marked as in other Micrulia, fasciated
black on bone-white. The forewing has curved medial, postmedial and submarginal
fasciae, with the discal spot just basal to the first. Between the discal spot
and the base of the wing there are longitudinal black streaks. The hindwing has
a similar series of fasciae, but with an antemedial rather than longitudinal
streaks. These fasciae are mostly straight except subcostally. The discal spot
is set in the medial fascia. The male genitalia have the saccus rather short,
and the valves are sharply narrowed over the distal half. The aedeagus vesica
has two clusters of robust cornuti. In the absence of a female, assignation to Micrulia
Holotype . SABAH:
Mt Kinabalu, 'Power Station', 1930m, vii-ix.1965 Cambridge Expedition to Mt
Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM geometrid
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The unique specimen was taken in the upper montane
zone of G. Kinabalu.
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