steineri sp. n.
8-9mm. The forewings are a
dull medium brown with blackish marks on the costa at two-fifths and
four-fifths, the former subtending a faint angled fascia and the latter a more
irregular submarginal one. The hindwings are medium grey. The forewing venation
is generally as in other Lithosiini, R1 anastomosing with Sc; however, the
radial sector branching is unusually (R2 (R3, R4)), with R5 independent. CuA2 is
moderately curved. Placement in Teulisna is tentative, based on the
genitalia where the saccular process is apically clubbed and bears stout setae
on the club. The aedeagus vesica is narrow, triangular, and the eighth abdominal
segment in unmodified.
Sabah: 1km. S. Kundasang, el. 1530m. 23 Aug. 1983 (G. Hevel & W.E.
Steiner), in USNM.
as holotype (in USNM); 1 (slide 5227) 1 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 10, February, Camp 1,
60m. 386470, mixed dipt. for., 1 as previous but Site 8, 150m, 385470; 1
Ulu Dusun, 30mls W. of Sandakan, 28-31 .i. 1976 (E. W. Classey), in BMNH.
Habitat preference. Two
specimens were taken in the montane zone of the southern slopes of G. Kinabalu;
the rest, smaller with darker grey hindwings, are from the lowlands.
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