SUBFAMILY SYNTOMINAE
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Amata elisoides sp. n.


Amata elisoides (paratype)


19-20mm, slightly larger than wallacei but with similar facies. In the male genitalia the spining of the aedeagus vesica is more even than in wallacei, where the lateral lobe bears conspicuously elongate spines. The valves are long, not markedly asymmetric, with strong setae apically; the basal costal processes of the valve are somewhat as in wallacei with the left one much longer, straight, but the right one is apically irregularly bulbous.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, RGS Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, Site 10, February, Camp 1 Mulu, 150m 386-470, mixed dipt. for. BM arctiid slide 4178.

Paratypes (all with general data as holotype): 1 G. Mulu 500m, 401464 to camp lights 20.ii.1978; 1 Site 13, February, Camp 2 Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for., slide 4178; 1 G. Mulu 550m in forest understorey, settling on foliage, 1600hrs, 28.ii.1978.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens were taken in the understorey of hill dipterocarp forest on G. Mulu, one by day, the others to light at night.

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