mangle sp. n.
Fig 8: a (habitus)
Fig 8: c (aedeagus)
Fig 8: b (male genitalia)
12mm. The facies is
somewhat as in alleni, but the forewings are narrower, the fasciae
straighter, more even in width. The more basal and posterior of the discal dots
is distinctly larger than the more distal and anterior one (they are both small
in alleni). The female has a more darkly suffused forewing and a
broad greyish border over the distal half of the hindwing. The male genitalia
are very similar to those of alleni. but have a distinctive pouch between
the valves that has lateral patches of coarse spines. The valve apex is acute
rather than shallowly excavate, and the valve costa is broadly expanded
centrally. The identity of this species was established after preparation of the
colour plates, so it is figured in half-tone.
1m, 3km WSW of Muara, Kampong Kapok, edge of mangrove forest, i-ii. 1992 (E.
W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 5475.
BRUNEI: Hut. Simp. Salirong, 4471. 1440, mangrove, 5-6.iii.1984 (Maj. T.P.G.
Helps); 1 as above but S. Selanjak, 4464. 1432, 8-9.iii.1984; 1 as above but
Sungei Kibi, 4460. 1426, 7-8.iii. 1984.
Geographical range. Borneo
Habitat preference. All
specimens are from areas of mangrove in Brunei.
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