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Amata vicarians api ssp. n.


Amata vicarians api (paratype)


14-15mm, smaller than the typical race. The wings are black with white transparent patches that are much smaller, separated more widely by black; the patch anterior to forewing vein CuA2 is absent, the subapical one is very narrow, and the most distal one posterior to CuA2 is short, triangular rather than a quadrilateral. The transparent area of the hindwing is divided centrally. The abdomen has a pale ring two-thirds distally. The male genitalia are as in the typical race.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, G. Api, 1300m, Ridge Camp 25.4.1978, BM arctiid slide 4162.

Paratypes. 7 as holotype.

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