TRIBE ARCTORNITHINI n.
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Arctornis aureopalpatus sp. n. 


Arctornis aureopalpatus (holotype)


19mm. This species resembles perfecta but is somewhat more diaphanous with only a scattering of broad scales on the wings, slightly more concentrated in the discal area. There is no discal spot. The frons is pale rufous in a broad bar just below the level of the antennae. The palps are yellow that intensifies towards the apex. The male genitalia are characterised particularly by a semicircular flap just distal to the saccular pocket and set in from the ventral margin. The valves are rather tongue-like, the harpe longer, evenly downcurved. The uncus apex is spear-like on a broader triangular base.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m, 413461, lower montane forest, BM lymantriid slide 1562.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lower montane forest at 1000m.

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