Lithosia brevipennis sandakana Draudt, 1914, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 10: 210.
and taxonomic note. The
male is very similar in general appearance to that of Brunia antica Walker, of which brevipennis
Walker is a synonym (see Brunia antica Walker), but with a streak of brownish scales
subdorsally on the forewing underside, posterior to the anal vein (see
Brunia sarawaca Butler stat. rev and Brunia
apicalis Walker comb.n). There is no forewing areole and M2 arises independently from
the cell. The genitalia are not typical of Brunia
or Eilema, with a narrow,
spatulate saccus, long narrow valves with a subapical saccular spur, and a juxta
like a gothic arch with ear-like rugose extensions dorsally into the diaphragm.
The aedeagus has an apical spur and a vesica with globular and
digitate diverticula, each terminating in a short cornutus; that on the globular
diverticulum is much larger with a broad, swollen basal area. Therefore sandakana
represents a distinct species.
holotype is from the east coast of Sabah.
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