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Adites longispina sp. n.  

Adites longispina
(x 1.38)

, 11-12mm. This is the largest of the sequence of species allied to tabida Snellen, the forewing fasciation rather broad. The male genitalia are large and highly distinctive, the uncus shaped like a birdís head, the main part of the valve apically broadened with a falcate dorsal margin, and the saccular process slender, flexed as in previous species but with a distal spine beyond the flexure about two-thirds the length of the basal part. The aedeagus vesica is reflexed, the distal lobe with one or two small cornuti, and the whole with more general light scobination. The female has a short ductus and bursa, with the ostium set in a voluminous pouch.

Holotype . Ulu Temburong Expedition, BRUNEI, Base Camp, 300m., 2.x. 1978 (T. W Harman), BM arctiid slide 5220.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 5299) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed dipt. for., MV-mainly canopy; 1 (slide 5221) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu National Park, R.G.S. Expedition, Base Camp, 25.v.- 1.vii. 1978 (J.E. Marshall).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland dipterocarp forest.

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