quadrifida sp. n.
7-8mm. This species is
slightly larger than muricolor, with the pale edge to the forewing costa
more obscure, often barely evident. The male genitalia are diagnostic, with an
evenly curved saccular process to the valve (sharply angled in muricolor),
a more broadly quadrifid juxta (trifid in muricolor, the central process
small), and a very much smaller cornutus in the aedeagus vesica.
Holotype . SARAWAK:
Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site
28, May, nr Long Pala, FEG 1a, 328428, 50m. alluvial forest, BM arctiid slide
specimens only): 1 (slide 5464) general data as holotype but Site 13, Camp 2,
Mulu, 500m. 401464, mixed dipt. for.; 1 (slide 4845) general data as holotype
but Site 16, Long Pala (Base), 70m. 324450, alluv/ secondary forest; 1 (slide
5452) general data as holotype but Site 20, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG
3, kerangas; 2 (slides 5467, 5470)
SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu,
20-23.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey).
Habitat preference. This
is a species of lowland forest like muricolor.
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