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Orvasca ashleyi sp. n.

Orvasca ashleyi (paratype)

8-9mm. Though distinctly smaller than waterstradti and slightly darker, this species has similar facies. The male genitalia have the dorsal arm of the valve broader, obtusely angled with the dorsal margin of the ventral arm rather than acutely. The broad ventral arm is smaller, with its dorsal angle acutely produced. The saccular flap is more square than semicircular.

Holotype  BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 5 01N, 117 41E, 30.ix.1987, 150m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs), Understorey forest, BM lymantriid slide 2619.

Paratypes: 1 general data as holotype but 10.ix.1987, 100m, roadside in secondary forest; 2 , B.N. BORNEO, Kretam, 25.x-8.xi.1950 and 21.xi.1950- i.1951 (J.D.H. Hedley) BM 1950-497 and 1951-59 (slide 2754).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland forest, including secondary forest.

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