TRIBE ARCTORNITHINI n.
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Arctornis graciliclava sp. n.  
   
Redoa sp. 6; Holloway, 1976: 44.


Arctornis graciliclava (holotype)


15mm. The forewing is even satiny white with a faint discal spot and a yellow tinge to the fringes and costa. The frons between the eyes and antennal bases has a broad circular patch of dark reddish brown, darker in two transverse zones, with a white area ventral to it. The palps are medium rufous brown and the legs are spotted. The male genitalia are similar to those of parvaclava but the uncus is narrower, the aedeagus has lateral horn-like processes, and the harpe is slightly longer than the valve, with a slender stem and a broader, spatulate, sparsely spined head to the club.

Holotype . SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM geometrid slide 1109.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The type locality was in a majestic area of montane forest that was subsequently de-gazetted from Kinabalu Park for conversion to agriculture and leisure development.

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