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Synegia dentifascia sp. n.  

Synegia dentifascia (paratype)

Synegia dentifascia (holotype)

, 16-18mm. This is an ocellate species like the previous two, but the ocelli are usually more strongly delineated. The species is more lightly fasciated and speckled with orange or brown, so the insect appears paler than its relatives. The postmedial fasciae are diagnostically delineated rather than dotted with black. The forewing antemedial is angled at the posterior vein of the cell rather than arched within the cell. The hindwing postmedial is diagnostically angled at vein M1 and the forewing postmedial is distally dentate, most strongly so at M1. The male genitalia resemble those of transgrisea in having a process on the valve costa, though this is smaller, shorter. The aedeagus vesica has a single cornutus as in transgrisea but this is longer, narrower and more acute.

HolotypeBRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.79 (Lt Col. M.G. Allen). BM geometrid slide 13054.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype but 18.5.79; 1 SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 4, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m, 452463, [upper montane forest] BM geometrid slide 10514; 1 as the previous but site 2; 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, ‘Power Station’ 1930m, vii- ix 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM geometrid slide 9341; 1 Mt. Kinabalu, Lumu Lumu, 5500ft 9.4.1929.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Like its close relatives, this is a species of upper montane forest.

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