apicalis Walker comb. n.
apicalis Walker, 1862, J. Linn.
Soc. (Zool.), 6:104.
male facies is similar to that of sarawaca but the colour is slightly
deeper, more rufous, and the forewing grey border is broader; there is usually
no areole. The females also resemble those of sarawaca and antica but
are larger, the forewings paler with a less clearly defined pale lining to the
costa. The male genitalia lack the strong ventral angle to the saccular process,
which is narrower and apically more thorn-like. The anellus lacks spines. The
aedeagus structure and vesica ornamentation are very similar. The female
genitalia have the sclerotised part of the bursa narrower than the distal part,
more elongate than in sarawaca, with a distinct bulge opposite the
Habitat preference. The
species is infrequent in forests from the lowlands to 1200m, taken particularly
in those on limestone during the Mulu survey.
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