Adites sandakan sp. n.
This species and the next are somewhat smaller than bizonoides, with the
subbasal fasciae of the forewing slightly more emphatic and strongly flexed. The
male genitalia have the third cornutus in the vesica more equal in size to the
other two, the latter being slightly curved in sandakan. The subbasal
spur to the sacculus is asymmetric, directed distad in sandakan, and the
valve apex is rather spatulate, the distal saccular process bearing a small
number of spines that are broader than in any other species. Possible females
(slides 5254, 5282) have strong pouches flanking the ostium, as discussed under bizonoides.
Sandakan, BORNEO, (W.B.
Pryer), BM arctiid slide 5296.
1 (slide 5298) Sandakan,
BR.N. BORNEO, 25.11.189[?] (Pryer); 2
B.N. BORNEO: Kretam, 1950 (J.D.H. Hedley); 1 (slide 5290)
SABAH: Ulu Dusun,
30mls W. of Sandakan, 28-31.i.1976 (E.W. Classey); 1 (slide 5291)
Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E.W. Classey).
There are further undissected males from Sandakan and Kretam. The possible
females are from the Poring locality and from the Danum Valley Field Centre.
Borneo (all records from eastern Sabah).
All material is from the lowlands, including some coastal localities (Sandakan,
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