“Eilema” pulvereola Hampson
Ilema pulvereola Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid.
Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:170.
are pale fawn-brown, the forewings darker than the hindwings, with the margin on
the underside (females only) grading slightly darker brown. The forewing cell
extends to about two-thirds, and the veins distal to it run mostly rather close
to each other, the radial sector branching system being ((R3, R4) R5), with M1
male genitalia have the valves simple, with a saccular process. The aedeagus is
short, broad with an apical spur; the vesica is globular with one diverticulum,
all scobinate, and has one large and one small cornutus. The females are only
tentatively associated on coloration and venation, but have a ductus bursae that
is very narrow and perhaps therefore incompatible with the aedeagus of the male.
The bursa is elongate, irregularly shaped and rather thickened; there are no
holotype male was collected in the 19th Century in S.E. Borneo. The possible
females were found to be infrequent in lowland forest of all types, including
heath forest, during the Mulu survey, with one specimen taken at 900m on the
limestone G. Api.
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