Dysaethria rubrililacina sp. n.
11mm. The facies is similar to that of lilacina, as are the male
antennae, but the insect is larger and slightly darker violet grey. The red
speckling of the hindwing is more extensive and conspicuous. The male genitalia
are similar to those of lilacina but the two prongs of the uncus are much
shorter, with an additional pair of small lobes some distance ventral to them.
The valves are more irregular in shape, with stronger hair-pencils arising from
Holotype BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong,
rainforest, (H.S. B[arlow]) Oct 1978, BM uraniid slide 287.
Paratype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Site 4, January, Mulu, 1790m. 452483, [upper montane forest].
Geographical range. Borneo, Java.
Habitat preference. The male is from lowland dipterocarp forest, the
female is from upper montane forest.
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