TRIBE LITHOSIINI
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Teulisna montanebula sp. n


Teulisna montanebula (paratype)
(x 1.32)



, 13-15mm. Both sexes resemble male nebulosa in general appearance though they are larger with a clearer, less clouded pale orange to the forewing. The postmedial fascia is less strongly angled. The cell and distal venation are not modified in the male as in nebulosa, being similar to those of the female. The male genitalia are generally similar to those of the previous two species, but are distinguished by the more prominent, broader juxta that is more deeply cleft centrally. There are slight differences in the female genitalia as illustrated, principally the somewhat narrower ductus and bursa that are separated by a constriction.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463, [upper] montane forest, BM arctiid slide 2646.

Paratypes: 3 as holotype; 1 as holotype but Site 2; 1 as holotype but Site 3, 1780m. 453463; 1 general data as holotype but Site 27, April, G. Api, 1500m, Pandanus Camp, 429541, scrub, Pandanus; 1 (slide 4883) BRUNEI: 3m, Seria, secondary and coastal veg., 3.6.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 4882) BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb 1982 (Allen & Harman); 1 (slide 2044), 1 SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Power Station, 1930m, vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway); 2 (slide 5193) SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5500ft, 17-19.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey); 1 SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5000ft, 4.5.1973 (K.M. Guichard).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All records except one are from above 1500m, ranging up to 1930m. The single exception to this is a male from the coast at Seria in Brunei, possibly therefore a stray.

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