Aemene clarimaculata sp. n.
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.
MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4º58’N, 117º48’E (S.J.Willott),
1º understorey, Obs. Platform DVFC, 23.ix.93, BM arctiid slide 4994.
Paratypes:1, 1 as
holotype but 1º understorey, 1U, Obs. Tower, DVFC, 29.iii.94, and 2º
understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 24.viii.93; 1
BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu
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
1800ft, Poring, E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i. 1976 (E.W. Classey); 4 SARAWAK:
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).
Peninsular Malaysia (slide 5251).
species is infrequent in lowland dipterocarp forest.
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