pectinicrassa sp. n.
This is a small, dark brown member of the crassa
group, distinguished by bipectinate antennae, a most strongly oblique
forewing postmedial and unusually elongate genitalia, particularly the saccus
which extends as far beyond the valve bases as do the uncus and tegumen together
dorsal to the base of the valve costa. The aedeagus has a row of four small
spines on a sclerotised band extending into the vesica from the apex, and the
vesica itself has a single large cornutus that has its apex divided into several
SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.
1976 (E. W. Classey ), BM arctiid
holotype; 1 MALAYSIA:
Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4º58’N, 117º48’E
(S.J. Willot), 1º understorey, Obs.
Platform, DVFC, 29.viii.93.
specimens are from areas of lowland forest, that at Poring with disturbed forest
in the vicinity.
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