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Satoblephara faircloughi sp. n.

Satoblephara faircloughi (holotype)

12mm. This species is only tentatively linked with the parvularia group, sharing the diagnostic kink at the base of the saccular process of the male genitalia. The wing margins are strongly bowed, the fasciation and shading of dull, dark brown on a fawn ground as illustrated, the postmedials of both wings relatively basal in position. In the male abdomen the coremata are in the same position as in Ectropidia fimbripedata. The uncus is long, slender, tapering, the gnathus weak, straplike. The juxta is broad. The valve costa has arising from its ventral margin narrow flaps subbasally and subapically. The valve apex is acute. The saccular process is rod-like, two thirds the length of the valve, terminating in a tuft of spines. The aedeagus is short, the vesica with several clumps of spines.

Holotype .  BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 15.12.1979 (R. Fairclough), BM geometrid slide 13178.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. See holotype data.

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