reflexa sp. n.
12mm. The black
patch in the forewing is more elongate than in any other close Bornean relative,
starting from a more basal position on the wing. The hindwings have a straw-coloured ground, with diffuse grey bands medially and marginally. The male
genitalia have the costal process club-like and the saccular process hooked as
in atratella and allies, but the former is relatively smaller and the
latter longer, very strongly reflexed. The saccus and structures are small. The
aedeagus has a shark-fin process apically, and the vesica is rather globular,
with no prominent cornuti.
Mt. Kinabalu, 5000ft, 3.5.1973 (K.M Guichard), BM arctiid slide 2635.
Paratypes: 1 Bukit
Retak, L.P.238, 1465 metres, BRUNEI, 18.x. 1978 (T. W. Harman); 1
Mesilau, 1500m; 1 Park H.Q., 1620m,
SABAH, Mt. Kinabalu, vii-ix. 1965,
Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D.
Habitat preference. This
is a rare montane species found at around 1500m.
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