montanebula sp. n.
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.
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 1, January, Camp 4,
1790m. 452463, [upper] montane forest, BM arctiid slide 2646.
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
Mt. Kinabalu, 5000ft, 4.5.1973 (K.M. Guichard).
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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