strepens Prout stat. n.
Argyrocosma phrixopa strepens Prout,
1932, J. Fed. Malay States Mus. 17: 46.
Diagnosis. This species has white punctate fasciae as in Comostolodes and
congeners, but the spots are not edged strongly with red, and the forewing
postmedial is strongly curved. The wings generally have a distinctive flecking
of paler striae.
Taxonomic notes. The male genitalia of A. phrixopa Meyrick (Java, Lesser
Sundas) are very similar to those of A. argosticta Turner (Queensland),
whereas those of strepens have the bifurcations of the uncus more widely
separated, and longer valves with a more robust costal spur. Hence strepens is
elevated to specific status.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. Only the holotype is known from Borneo, taken at about 200m at
Kabayau near G. Kinabalu.
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