Monocerotesa locoscripta sp. n.
9-10mm. The ground colour is pale yellow, fasciated finely with brown as
illustrated. The fasciae are diagnostically entire. The fine pale band between
the submarginal and marginal fasciae is distinctly paler, almost silvery. The
male genitalia have the uncus centrally rod-like, with a pair of setose,
digitate processes, possibly socii, laterally. The valve costa has a strong
expanded cucullus, and a slight ventral lobe at two thirds. The valve has a
large ovate excavation taking up over half its area from the base, with a tuft
of half a dozen long, spine-like setae arising from the centre of the ventral
margin of the valve near the distal extent of the excavations. There is no
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et
al.) Site 10, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 160m, 386470, mixed dipt. for.
Paratypes: 1 general data as holotype but Site 18, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 100m.
428563, alluvial forest and riverside veg.; 1 general data as holotype but Site
21, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 130m. 423576, alluvial/kerangas bank, BM
geometrid slide 12705.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens are lowland forest.
The species is named after one of the products of Locomotive Software in
appreciation of extensive usage of their facilities for the generation of
camera- ready copy for this volume.
Monocerotesa locoscripta Holloway was taken by H.S. Barlow in Peninsular Malaysia for the first time during
the Malaysian Nature Society Belum Expedition in Perak.
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