Auzatellodes theafundum sp. n.
8-9mm. This species is significantly smaller than hyalinata, with
brown, rather than grey-brown, markings. These are typical of the genus, though
the medial band of the forewing is broad, transverse rather than oblique,
extending further distally, particularly anteriorly. The male genitalia have
broad, triangular, setose socii. The valve processes are small, digitate, also
setose. The saccus is minute, flanked by triangular sclerotised areas within the
intersegmental membrane. The eighth sternite is wide with sinuous, hooked
apodemes that support apically rugose distal processes. The abdominal characters
thus show some similarity with those of Hyalostola.
Holotype . Genting Tea Estate, 610m,
W. Pahang, MALAYSIA, 17.1.91 (H.S. Barlow) BM drepanid slide 2097.
Paratype . As holotype but 28.7.95.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra (ZSM).
Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimens came to light on a canopy
walkway in lowland (170m) dipterocarp forest at the Danum Valley Field Centre,
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