TRIBE NUDARIINI
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Adites cornutata sp. n.  


Adites cornutata  
(paratype) (x 1.38)


9mm possible 10, 11mm. The facies is as in the previous few species except the forewing discal spot is more elongate, ovate. The male genitalia have a subbasal angle to the saccular margin as in the bizonoides group, but the main part of the valve is apically rounded and simple as in the tabida sequence. The distal saccular process is tapered and apically coiled into a rams-horn structure that may bear weak, appressed spines. The aedeagus vesica is relatively large, simple, expanding from the base to a distal pad of about 50 moderate spines. The possible females differ slightly from each other in the breadth of the ductus, but this is broad in both, fluted, extending into a large, pyriform bursa that is extensively invested with small spines.

Holotype .SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 22, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 421578, wet kerangas, BM arctiid slide 2739.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 5285) as holotype; 1 (slide 5284) SABAH: 5m. S. Mt. Trus Madi, 1800ft., 18-28.viii. 1977 (M.E. Bacchus).

Possible : (slide 5301) Dutch West BORNEO, 85 miles above Pontianak, (Simons et Meligan (Sanggan)) ex Janson, April 1909; (slide 5216) BRUNEI: U. Temburong, 1 forest, 300m, iv. 1981 (I Gauld).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is essentially a lowland and hill dipterocarp forest species that also occurs in heath forest.

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