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Chionoplema psara sp. n.

Chionoplema psara

11mm. The species is mottled and marked with brownish grey on a paler ground of the same colour. The forewing is generally stippled with the darker colour except for a circular basal zone where the stippling is less intense. The hindwing has a distinctive, subcircular basal zone clear of marking that is bounded by narrow dark brown lines, distal to which is a grey, banded zone extending to the margin. The genitalia are very similar to those of smarti and paradeicta, but the facies is diagnostic.

Holotype  MALAYSIA: SABAH, Danum Valley, 170m 4.58N, 117.48E (S.J. Willott). primary understorey 1U Obs.Tower, DVFC, 18.iv.94, BM uraniid slide 281.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen was taken in lowland dipterocarp forest.

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