Holocraspedon vaneeckei sp. n.
sensu van Eecke, 1926, Zool.
Meded Leiden, 9:277.
The general coloration and marking is similar to that of bilineata, but with the forewing postmedial more oblique, the
antemedial faint but strongly curved and the dark markings in the marginal zone
fused into a broad band distal to it that tapers away near the dorsum; the
oblique line into the dorsal angle is usually obscure, incorporated into some
irregular submarginal marking. In sordidior
Rothschild there are strong transverse antemedial and postmedial fasciae on
a paler ground colour, and the marginal marking is a V-shape with its angle at
the centre of the postmedial; the facies of parallelum
is similar to that of sordidior. The
male genitalia are similar to those of sordidior,
but the aedeagus vesica has a cluster of four cornuti, one about twice as
long as the rest, and one even longer, slender, sinuous one on a narrow
diverticulum; in sordidior Rothschild
there are just two together, the size of the largest of the four in vaneeckei.
The female genitalia have very long apodemes and a prominent appendix bursae,
with spining throughout the corpus and into the base of the appendix.
.SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt.
Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E.
W. Classey ), primary forest, BM arctiid slide 5225.
(slide 4830) as
holotype; 1 (slide 5001) BRUNEI: 50-100ft,
Badas, Agathis/swamp for./secondary vegetation, 27.ii. 1982 (G.S.
Sumatra (in NNM, Leiden).
material is from lowland forest, mostly dipterocarp forest at 600m but with one
specimen from a swamp and secondary forest area at about 30m.
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