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Aemene clarimaculata sp. n. 
   
Parasiccia marginipuncta Talbot sensu Barlow, 1982: 70.


Aemene clarimaculata (paratype)
(x 1.73)


, 8-11mm. This is a smaller species than marginipuncta with larger black dots, particularly the discal dot which is usually distinctly larger than those of the postmedial immediately surrounding it. The male antennae are ciliate. The male genitalia have the apex of the valve bifid as in marginipuncta, but slightly differently angled, and there is a terminal spine to the sacculus not seen in the other species. The aedeagus vesica is more lobed, with three groups of short spines and fields of general scobination as distinct from one large cluster of longer slender spines.

Holotype MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 458N, 11748E (S.J.Willott), 1 understorey, Obs. Platform DVFC, 23.ix.93, BM arctiid slide 4994.

Paratypes:1, 1 as holotype but 1 understorey, 1U, Obs. Tower, DVFC, 29.iii.94, and 2 understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 24.viii.93; 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest (H.S. B[arlow]), Oct.1978; 1 Ulu Temburong as above but 9.2.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 11.3.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 SABAH: 1800ft, Poring, E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i. 1976 (E.W. Classey); 4 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Sites 19 (100m, W. Melinau Gorge, alluvial forest), 23 and 24 (250m and 270m, W. Melinau Gorge, forest on limestone).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (slide 5251).

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in lowland dipterocarp forest.

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