apatelloides sp. n.
Spaniocentra apatella West
sensu Holloway, 1976: 61.
facies this species resembles S. apatella West (Philippines, Sulawesi)
and S. undiferata Walker (Sulawesi), but has distinctive male genitalia.
In the related species there is a single, simple saccular spine, very short in apatella. In apatelloides
this is moderate but less tapering, rugose, apically blunt, with a second
spine twice as long, tapering, running alongside, arising subcostally near the
base of the valve. The broad aedeagus has a massive patch of cornuti in the
vesica. There are two such patches in the aedeagus of undiferata but in apatella
the aedeagus is narrow, the cornuti much smaller, shorter.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.
Holloway et al.) Site 3, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m, 453443, montane
forest, BM geometrid slide 10659.
Paratypes: 1 general data as holotype but Site 1,
same general locality and altitude, BM geometrid slide 8641; 3 1 NORD BORNEO:
Mount Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (John Waterstradt); 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Park
H.Q., 1620m, vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J.
Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) Brit. Mus. 1968-186, BM geometrid
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All records are from upper montane
forest. At present the species is only known from G. Kinabalu and G. Mulu.
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