Monobolodes ruptifascia sp. n.
The facies is similar to that of pseudosimulans except the forewing is a
more uniform pale brown with the darker brown postmedial evident only at
the costa and dorsum. The male genitalia have the valves rather tongue-like,
apically rounded, and the vinculum is doubly looped as in rectifascia, though
the hair pencil is weak. The aedeagus is broad, with a rounded process apically
and some zones of scobination just subapically. The vesica itself is more finely
scobinate. No other species with a red hindwing examined has the vinculum doubly
looped, with the possible exception of pseudosimulans. Both the sixth and
seventh sternites bear patches of modified scales.
[BORNEO]: Pulo Laut (Doherty) 96-34, BM uraniid slide 458.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln).
Habitat preference. This is probably a lowland species.
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