SUBFAMILY SYNTOMINAE
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Amata apicelisa sp. n.


Amata apicelisa (paratype)


14mm, 16mm.The species resembles A. wallacei paucicincta but is distinguished by white apices to the forewings. The white spots on the wings are larger than in stellaris Snellen; stellaris has narrower, white rings to the abdomen. In the male genitalia the aedeagus vesica has a broad lateral lobe as in wallacei but with the spines somewhat more robust and of more even length. The valves are more tapering than in wallacei or stellaris; the latter has a similar aedeagus vesica but with slender cornuti on the lateral lobe and far fewer spines on the main tube of the vesica.

Holotype Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J. Brooks), BM arctiid slide 4266.

Paratype.1 as holotype.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The type locality is in the lowlands.

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