altipustularia sp. n.
Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 92.
14-15mm. The general appearance is much as in pustularia but the
new species is larger with the postmedial hyaline areas expanded relative to the
antemedial brown markings. The pale submarginal markings are more sagittate. The
male genitalia are more slender than in pustularia and the next species,
the uncus deeper, its processes narrower as is the distal portion of the valve.
The saccus is longer, apically square and slightly constricted centrally. The
female genitalia of pustularia differ from those of altipustularia in
having the pouch around the ostium rugose rather than pilose, and the expanded
base of the ductus has a diagnostic pair of pits within it. In altipustularia
the bursa is shorter but the signum is larger.
Holotype . SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, 'Power Station', 1930m vii-ix.1965, Cambridge
Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway),
BM drepanid slide 1971.
Paratypes: 1 (slide 2152) as
holotype; 3 as holotype but Park HQ., 1620m; 1
SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m, 413461, lower montane forest; 1
BORNEO: Sabah, Bukit Monkobo 51.98N, 116.58E, 23.viii.1987, 1200m, stunted hill
forest (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs); 1 as the previous but 24.viii.1987, 1775m,
summit upper montane forest.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Apart from one lower montane specimen, all material
is from the upper montane zone.
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