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Chrysocraspeda pagon sp. n.  

Chrysocraspeda pagon (holotype)
(x 1.33)

14mm. The ground colour is yellow, but mostly obscured by a dark, dull purple as illustrated, leaving only an oblique, irregular medial bar of yellow and irregular margins bisected by a tooth from the purple. The hindwing has a white discal mark surrounded by darker purple. There are small red spots at the margin of both wings on the veins. The species is the size of the Plutodes like species such as dracontias, but in facies and in the white hindwing disc it resembles much smaller species such as C. remutans Prout. The male genitalia are also similar to those of the latter but the uncus is cleft and the process on the valve is slightly flexed subapically.

Holotype BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb 1982 (Allen & Harman) BM geometrid slide 18304.

Paratype  SABAH: 26km N. de Keningau, 1400m, 27.iv.1993 (J. Devecis) (in colln Herbulot).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The specimens are from montane forest.

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