Oxacme commotoides sp.
8-9mm. The facies is similar to that of commota
van Eecke, but with a more distinct, angled forewing postmedial and a more
angled margin with black spots on the angles rather than the more even and
linear black marginal line seen in commota.
The male genitalia are typical of the genus, but distinguished from commota
and others by the strikingly long pair of slender rods arising dorsally from
the saccus. The processes on the valve are only two: a short, curved, spurlike
one at the base of the costa; a long, slender, apically hooked one from the
Holotype.SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.), Site 14, February, Camp 2.5,
Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for., BM arctiid slide 4960.
holotype; 1 (slide 4969) as holotype but Site 15; 1 (slide 5244), 2 (slide 5228)
SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i. 1976 (E.W. Classey); 1
SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 30.vii-3.viii. 1979 (E.W.
specimens are from lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu, one from 1600m on
G. Kinabalu, and the rest from dipterocarp forest at about 600m on the eastern
side of G. Kinabalu.
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