Graptasura mesilau sp. n.
The facies shares features with trilacunata,
but the tornal yellow submarginal patch of the forewing is small and
obscured, as is the triangular patch posterior to the more irregular discal
patch. The double antemedial and subbasal fasciae are fused over a much greater
length centrally, such that the triangles of yellow between the two at the costa
and dorsum of trilacunata are here
virtually extinguished. The male genitalia have only one or two large setae on
each side of the anellar structure, resembling polygrapha in this.
. SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m., vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM arctiid slide
Habitat preference. The
type locality was in montane forest of almost ‘lowland’ stature on the
Pinosuk Plateau that was degazetted from Kinabalu Park and cleared for cattle
ranching, vegetables and a golf course.
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