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Strepsigonia paludicola sp. n.

Strepsigonia paludicola

9-11mm, 13,14mm. The facies is very similar to that of quadripunctata Walker, with a paler, rather greyish zone flanking the postmedials broadly basally and narrowly distally, with irregular patches of the same colour submarginally on the forewing. The new species is paler and somewhat smaller, and best distinguished on features of the male genitalia. The terminal abdominal segments are narrower, their modifications more symmetrical, lacking the lateral bladelike structures of quadripunctata. The uncus and socii are more as in diluta, not broadened as in quadripunctata. The aedeagus has a long curved cornutus that is diagnostic.

Holotype BRUNEI: 15m. Daerah Belait, Badas, swamp forest, 26 February 82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM drepanid slide 2058.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype; l as holotype but 27 Feb, slide 2046; 2 Badas Forest, 20 metres BRUNEI, 26.ii. 1982 (T. W. Harman).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All type material is from an area of swamp and Agathis forest. Females from dry lowland heath forest at Telisai, Brunei, may also be referable.

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