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Oxacme commotoides sp. n.  


Oxacme commotoides (holotype) (x 1.73)






8mm, 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 sacculus.

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.

Paratypes: 1 as 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. Classey).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Three 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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