Chloethripa angulata sp. n.
7-8mm. The forewing is marked in
green, brown and white as in congeners, but the white markings and fasciae are
more angled, less lunulate, as illustrated. The male genitalia have long setae
on the tegumen over an elongate zone on each side, but these are not as large,
numerous or as clumped as in leucocephala. The distal zone of setae on
the valve is much more elongate and arcuate than in leucocephala, but the
setae themselves are similarly broad. The basal margin of the eighth tergite is
not broad, not bifid as in the other two species.
SABAH: 945m, Gunong Monkobo, 116.56E, 5.48N, Dipterocarp for., 14-23.viii.1987 (K.R.
Tuck), BM noctuid slide 16848.
BRUNEI: Kg. Kapok, 31.iii.1992 (G. Ping); 1
NORD BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (J. Waterstradt); 1
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.),
Site 3, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m. 453463, [upper] montane forest; 1
MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 4°58’N,
170m (S.J. Willott), 1°
Canopy 1C, Tree Platform, DVFC, 22.xi.1994.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.
Habitat preference. The material ranges in altitude from the coast of Brunei
to almost 1800m in upper montane forest.
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