Dysaethria lunulimargo sp. n.
12-13mm. The facies is similar to that of oriocharis but with a
pale fawn-brown, rather than grey, ground colour. It is distinguished from all
other conflictaria group species by having the dark marginal marks
between the tails, particularly the anterior one, enlarged, lunulate. The
genitalia are also distinctive, the ductus meandering into an irregularly
pyriform bursa that, with the immediate neck, is finely scobinate, with
sclerotisation also in the expanding zone immediately distal to the neck. The
same or a related species (larger genitalia) occurs in Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM
colln, no. 1678).
Holotype BRUNEI: 300m, Seria, Ulu
Temburong, rain forest, 20 Oct. 1978 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM uraniid
Paratypes: 1 as holotype but 15 Oct.; 1
Geographical range. Borneo, ?Peninsular Malaysia.
Habitat preference. The limited material is all from the lowlands.
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