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Tortricosia pallidexcisa sp. n..  

Tortricosia pallidexcise (holotype)
(x 1.73)

10mm. The species is larger and the forewing paler, greyer than in excisa, though the markings are similar. The hindwing is concolorous with the forewing rather than darker as in excisa. The genitalia have the valve processes symmetric rather than strongly asymmetric as in excisa, with three more or less equal processes from the sacculus to the valve costa. The aedeagus vesica is globular rather than tapering and has a cluster of moderate spines as well as more general scobination.

Holotype SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 30.vii-3.viii. 1979 (E.W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 4968.

Paratypes: 2 MALAYSIA: Sabah: 25km N. Tambunan, 3 Dept. 1983, el. 1500m, at blacklight (G.F. Hevel & W.E. Steiner), in USNM.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimens are from around 1500-1600m on G. Kinabalu or the neighbouring Crocker Range.

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