Monobolodes undatifascia sp. n.
10-11mm. This species is similar in general colouring to rectifascia,
but the pale forewings of the male are more obscurely marked, and generally
rather wavy, striate. The female wings are uniform grey-brown, with similarly
obscure, darker wavy striations. The male genitalia have the vinculum doubly
looped to support hair-pencils as in rectifascia, but these are multiple
rather than single. The valve is narrow, distinctly sclerotised, and bears a
sparse scattering of very short setae. Both sixth and seventh abdominal
sternites have patches of modified scales.
BRUNEI: 300m. Ulu Temburong, rainforest, (H.S. B[arlow]) Oct.
1978, BM uraniid slide 293.
Paratypes: 3 BRUNEI: Ulu Temburong (450m, slide 186), Labi
(30-60m), Ulu Belait (60m) (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 7, 2
181) SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Sites
8 (150m), 11 (150m), 13 (500m), 20 (150m) and 23 (250m) [hill dipterocarp
forest, heath forest, forest on limestone]; 1
MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m 4.58N, 117.48E (S.J. Willott) primary
understorey, W9, West Trail DVFC, 17.ii.94.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. This is a frequent species, taken in a range of
lowland forest types.
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