13-14mm. This is a dull,
pale orange version of pseudocretacea, also with a dark
frons. The male genitalia have the uncus and valves more typical, the former
somewhat bulbous, however, and the latter has the valve apex ventrally falcate.
The aedeagus has an apical spur as in pseudocretacea, but the vesica is
less elongate, rather lobed, with fields of robust, short spines distally on two
of the lobes.
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.
Holloway et al.), Site 16, March, Long Pala
(Base) 70m. 324450, Alluv./ second. for., BM arctiid slide 2643.
as holotype; 1 BRUNEI: 15m,
Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979
(Lt. Col. M. G. Allen).
Habitat preference. During
the Mulu survey the species was only taken at the type locality, with 71
specimens recorded, but unfortunately not retained. This was an area of
disturbed alluvial forest, now reverted to farmland. The only other specimen is
from dry heath forest on white sand.
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