pyrifulvia sp. n.
8mm. The facies is as in microfulvia,
but again the genitalia are distinctive. The uncus (possibly the distal part
of the tegumen) is massive, pyriform, distal to a constriction that is flanked
by a pair of acute, tongue-like processes; the distal end of the “pear”
bears a slight nipple. The valves are divided apically into a dorsal, blade-like
process and a ventral circular one, the two together vaguely resembling a
tin-opener. The aedeagus is long, slender, evenly curved apart from a reflexed
Poring, 1800ft, E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E. W. Classey), BM
arctiid slide 5177.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The
single specimen is from lowland forest where some disturbance is present.
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