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Adites bifida sp. n.  

Adites bifida (holotype)
(x 1.38)

8mm, possible 10mm, 11mm. In facies this species resembles hosei most closely; it also has only one robust cornutus in the vesica, and the dorsal part of the valve is similarly square apically. However, the saccular process terminates in a right-angled flexure with the part distal to it divided into two unequal, appressed spines. This type of saccular process is also seen in A. tabida Snellen and the species following. The possible females have the ostium surrounded anteriorly by a complex pouch with lateral lobes that may receive the saccular process of the male. The ductus and bursa are very short, reflecting the male aedeagus and vesica. There is no coincidence of locality however, though similarity in facies.

Holotype  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., BM arctiid slide 2737.

Possible  (slides 5309, 5310): B. N. BORNEO, Kretam, ix-x.1950, (J.D.H. Hedley).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype is from hill dipterocarp forest at low elevation; the females are from near the coast in Sabah.

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