Ilema altichalana sp.
sensu Holloway, 1976: 51.
18mm. This is a larger species than costiplaga but
with similar brownish green facies. The genitalia are also of the two-pronged
type, but the saccular process is narrower at the base, distally longer and more
sinuous. The apex of the valve is deeper, slightly more upturned.
Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m, vii-ix-1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu
1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM lymantriid slide
Paratype . General
data as holotype but Part H.Q., 1620M, BM lymantriid slide 2767.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All
records are between 1500m and 1930m on G. Kinabalu. The two other specimens
noted in Holloway (1976) have been mislaid.
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