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Toxoproctis helpsi sp. n. 

Toxoproctis helpsi

13-14mm, 14mm. The wings are a very pale yellow, almost creamy white, the forewing lightly irrorated with blackish scales, but not otherwise marked or fasciated. The male genitalia indicate affinity with deliana, but the valves lack a projection on the margin, and the saccus is slightly longer. In the female, the tubular part of the ductus is shorter, more lightly sclerotised, and the sterigma is not so developed.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 0m, Hut Simp. Salirong, 4471.1440, mangrove, 5- 6.iii.1984 (Maj. T.P.G. Helps), BM lymantriid slide 2289.

Paratypes: 1 BRUNEI: 0m, Sungei Kibi, 4460.1426, mangrove, 7-8.iii.1984 (Maj. TP. G. Helps); 1 BRUNEI: Kampong Kapok, 10m, 16.i.1996 (T W. Harman).

Geographical range. Borneo

Habitat preference. All material is from localities where mangrove is extensive.

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