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Sagamora Kiriakoff

Sagamora indigofera sp. n.

Sagamora indigofera (holotype)

16-17 mm. The forewings are a medium blackish brown with darker fasciation of black tinged with indigo; the indigo appears to be lacking in the only congener, the Sumatran umbrina Kiriakoff. The double post-medial has lines of equal darkness, rather than the exterior one being fainter; similarly the double antemedial is of more even intensity; the four submarginal indigo spots are in the same spaces as in umbrina but double and without an even submarginal row of dashes distad. In the male genitalia the uncus is very much broader and the basal triangular processes and apical flange of the valve are also diagnostic.

Holotype .BRUNEI: 1670 m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb 1982 (Allen & Harman).

Paratypes.1 as holotype; 1 BRUNEI: Seria, secondary and coastal vegetation. 1978 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 7 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped, 1977--8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, various localities on G. Api and one from Long Pala Site 16, BM notodontid slide 615.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken rarely from the lowlands to the upper montane zone. Some preference for limestone was shown in the Mulu survey, especially the lower montane forest where five specimens were taken.

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