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Cossus speideli sp. n.  

Cossus speideli

15-16mm. The forewing is greyish white in ground colour with a diagnostic pinkish grey triangular zone based on the dorsum and black and grey punctation on the veins throughout; there is a particularly conspicuous but irregular submarginal row of dots. The male antennae are as in the previous two species. The genitalia have the uncus rather narrow, the valve simple and the basal spine rounded rather than acute apically.

Holotype Genting Tea Estate, W. Pahang, Malaysia, 11.5.1978 (H.S. Barlow), BM cossid slide 137.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The single Bornean specimen was taken on the lower slopes of G. Mulu by Hose.

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