Ectropidia harmani sp. n.
10-11mm. This is another uniform rich brown species allied to exprimata.
The fasciae are obscure, the forewing almost entirely brown except for the
pale patch in the centre of the margin that extends as a fine zig-zag line to
define the distal edge of the submarginal. The submarginal is the strongest
fascia of the hindwing, extending through the paler, more speckled posterior two
thirds of the wing. The hindwing discal spot is prominent though small. The
abdominal coremata are intermediate in size between exprimata and altiprimata.
The genitalia resemble those of altiprimata but the uncus is
narrower, the valve costa more densely setose, the valve apex broader, the
central ventral seta absent and the basal pair shorter, straighter, set on a
Holotype . Badas Forest, 20 metres, BRUNEI, 26.ii.l982 (T. W. Harman), BM
geometrid slide 15859.
Paratypes: 2 as holotype (slide 15860); 1 BRUNEI: Ulu
9.ii.1980 (M.G. Allen) Royal Scottish Museum 1981.031.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra (Sato slide RS- 1840).
Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland rain forest, the Badas
locality including swamp forest.
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