Oenospila microstrix sp. n.
12mm. This species
resembles the Himalayan O. strix Butler in facies but is much
smaller. The hindwing postmedial broadens out into a triangular patch at the
dorsum as in strix and relatives (Olerospila
Gen.n). It is distinguished
by the male genitalia where the valve is narrower than in strix, the
costal margin straighter with a small central process. The saccular process is
broad, short as in strix.
Holotype SUMATRA: Lebong Tandai, 1920-1923 (C.J. Brooks) B.M.
1936- 681, BM geometrid slide 17417.
Paratypes: 2 from Lebong Tandai as
holotype, but with different label wording.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. This is a rare species of lowland forest.
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