pseudochiloides sp. n.
species is similar in facies to chiloides but is less yellow, more fawn,
with more brownish clouding over the forewing and marginally on the hindwing.
The forewing lacks the central subcostal comma-shaped mark, but has a more
prominent brown lunule on the costa subbasally. The single female seen is
generally darker than the male and has the forewing bisected longitudinally by a
dark brown streak. The male genitalia differ markedly from those of chiloides,
resembling more those of taxa with transverse black bands on the forewing.
There is a paddle-like costal process to the valve and an evenly curved saccular
process that is unusually robust and apically rugose. The aedeagus vesica lacks
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 (moss) forest, BM
arctiid slide 2630.
1 as holotype but Site
1780m. 451463; 1
SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Mesilau,
1500m, vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway); 2,
Mt. Kinabalu, 5500ft, 17-19.i.1976 (E. W. Classey); 2
SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, W. Mesilau
River, 3 & 14.ii. 1964 (J. Smart), Royal Soc. Exped.
Habitat preference. The
species occurs in mainly upper montane forest from 1500m
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