kolopis sp. n.
Symmimetis cristata Warren
sensu Holloway, 1976: 70.
10-11mm. This species resembles muscosa in
facies but is a paler, more rufous brown, with the paler ground yellowish rather
than creamy white. There is a diffuse yellowish patch between the postmedial
angle or flexure and the margin on both wings. There is a more continuous but
irregular and angled fine white line medially on the forewing. The male
genitalia have the saccus shorter than either of the above species, and the
valves are more strongly tapered. The aedeagus vesica has more numerous spines
distally and four moderate ones basally. The bursa of the female is more
symmetrical, wider over the sclerotised basal part and more extensively spined.
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
Paratypes 1 (slide
18934) 10 (slide 9099) as holotype; 1
SABAH : Mt Kinabalu, Kamborangoh, 2110m, general data as holotype.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All
material is from upper montane forest on G. Kinabalu.
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