TRIBE ARCTORNITHINI n.
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Arctornis keranganaphtha sp. n.  


Arctornis keranganaphtha (holotype)


15mm. In facies this species resembles the previous two, though the satiny mottling, possibly worn, is not so developed. The male genitalia have the valve shorter than in oranaphtha but also tapering, and with a few more robust setae at the apex. The harpe is short, tapering, with a single very robust setal spine at its apex, directed along the valve.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM lymantriid slide 1648.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The single specimen was taken in wet heath forest on a river terrace near the western end of the Melinau Gorge.

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