tessellata sp. n.
11mm. The ground colour of
both wings is pale creamy fawn. The forewing fasciation is typical but narrow, a
dull dark brown, oblique, the antemedial angled centrally and the submarginal
relatively well defined. The species is distinguished by longitudinal streaking
of dark brown within the spaces between the veins. The hindwing can be shaded
lightly with brown over the distal half, but one specimen has it completely
brown. The genitalia have the ductus and bursa short as in basipuncta and
obliquipuncta, with the bursa finely scobinate throughout, but the ductus
is very much narrower, and there are no structures associated with the ostium.
Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4º58’N, 117º48’E (S.J. Willott), 2º
understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 30.ix.93, BM arctiid slide 4809.
as holotype but 24.viii.93; 2
SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu,
20-23.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey); 1 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 11, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m,
385470, mixed dipt. for.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The
species is rare in lowland forest, and can persist in areas disturbed by
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