Monobolodes parvinigrata sp. n.
10mm. The facies is much as in the pernigrata group except
sexual dimorphism is less extreme, the male also being shades of grey and black,
lacking a cream ground colour to the forewing and a hindwing discal spot. The
postmedial is straight as in rectifascia but there is no disruption to
the black area basal to it. The hindwing tail is relatively blunt. The male
genitalia are relatively small, the valves acute, almost triangular, and lacking
basal hair pencils. There are no patches of modified scales on the abdominal
sternites. The female genitalia are typical of the genus.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest, BM
uraniid slide 297.
SARAWAK: as holotype, but Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401469,
mixed dipt. for.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sri Lanka (slide 451).
Habitat preference. The few specimens are from lowland and lower montane
forest, the females being from alluvial forest near G. Mulu (slide 461) and a Paraserianthes
plantation near Brumas in the lowlands of Sabah.
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