obtusilinea sp. n.
12-13mm. The facies
is very similar to that of mesilaulinea, but more finely marked, the
subbasal with only a subdorsal obtuse angle, running obliquely from it to the
costa at about one-third. The male genitalia are similar to those of obscurilinea
but the costal process of the valve is less produced and the saccular
process is apically acute, more strongly upcurved. The vesica has a similar
lateral bulge, but the groups of cornuti are more widely separated, the basal
cornuti longer, the two more distal ones broader. The female genitalia are also
similar, but there is stronger curvature and sclerotisation to the neck of the
1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman), BM
arctiid slide 5205.
as holotype; 1, 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit
Retak, montane forest, 18.5. 1979 (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 5321) Bukit Retak as above but 18.10.78 (T. W.
Harman); 2 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.), Site 2, 1780m, and Site 3, 1790m, Camp 4, Mulu, 452463 and 453463,
[upper] montane forest.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All
material is from upper montane forest in a restricted area covering Brunei and
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