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Tortricosia classeyi sp. n. 


Tortricosia classeyi (holotype)
(x 1.73)


8mm. The facies is somewhat similar to that of the slightly smaller blanda, but with a rather streaky suffusion of blackish scales from the centre of the wing to the tornus. The costal angle of the forewing is turned up over the dorsal surface and bears somewhat larger scales, though this could be an artefact. The hindwing is a distinctly darker grey along the dorsum, a feature not seen in blanda. The male genitalia have a more bulbous uncus apex than in blanda, and the saccular process on the valve is broader and bears an outwardly directed spur. The aedeagus vesica is distinguished by a row of eight stout cornuti.

Holotype SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E.W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 4959.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from the same locality as blanda.

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