Unassigned, possibly plesiomorphic genera
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Stictane muara sp. n.


Fig. 8d: (aedeagus)

Fig. 8e: Stictane muara sp.n. 
(male genitalia)
      
Fig. 9h: Stictane sp. ? muara sp.n.
(slide 4923)

Fig. 9i: Stictane muara sp.n.
(slide 4928)


, 5mm. The male antennae are serrate to narrowly bipectinate with dense ciliae, but the facies is otherwise much as in ciliata except the medial fascia has a fainter second fascia just distad and parallel. The male genitalia are distinctive in having a marginal, straight, subapical spine distally to the more sinuous saccular one, flanking the densely setose cucullus. The aedeagus vesica (not everted) has numerous cornuti. The female genitalia have a broad corpus bursae and a long, reflexed appendix bursae. There are fields of long spines in the basal, slightly sclerotised part of the appendix, and a few also in the neck of the ductus. There is a finer scobination of shorter spines in the distal part of the corpus bursae.

Holotype .BRUNEI: 1m, 3km WSW of Muara, Kampong Kapok, edge of mangrove forest, I-ii. 1992 (E. W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 5473.

Paratypes: 2 as holotype.

Other material: 1 as holotype, 1 (slide 4923) SABAH: 5m. S. Mt. Trus Madi, 1800 ft. 18-28.viii. 1977; 1 (slide 4928) BRUNEI: Seria, 2 forest, 30m. iv. 1981 (I. Gauld).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All males are from near mangrove on the coast. Single females were taken at the type locality, at 30m in disturbed forest at Seria near the Brunei coast (slide 4928), and in primary forest at 600m on G. Trus Madi in Sabah (slide 4923). The forewings of these last two females are illustrated in Figs9h, i, that from Seria having more typical facies.

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