Adites bifida sp.
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.
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
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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