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Dysaethria harmani sp. n. 

Dysaethria harmani

12mm. The wings are medium ashy grey above and below, the upperside irregularly speckled darker as illustrated. There is a weak, irregular, broken forewing postmedial and a very narrow, barely evident submarginal darkening. The hindwing postmedial is also weak but more evenly linear, running closer to the margin than in most Dysaethria and only slightly, very obtusely angled. The hindwing tails are weak only. In these facies features it is somewhat similar to D. wollastoni Rothschild comb. n., but this is a browner species with a more arcuate forewing postmedial. The underside of wollastoni is more fawn, with a diffusely darker submarginal shading. In genitalia the two species are very different, the genitalia of the new species being much shorter, broader, the uncus and its processes more as in the conflictaria complex. The valves are apically rather narrow, triangular, with a broad field of inwardly directed setae. The aedeagus vesica has an oval cluster of about twenty small cornuti. In the female (FRIM Colln) the bursa is large, the signum a small, basal, narrowly triangular zone of spines directed out laterally from a central axis.

Holotype  BRUNEI: Rampayoh, 200m. 2.iii.1982 (T.W. Harman), BM uraniid slide 503.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM Colln).

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lowland forest.

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