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Auzeodes angulata sp. n.  

Auzeodes angulata

14, 16mm. The wings are a pinker, more uniform brown than in the two larger (about 21mm) congeners, chalybeata Walker and the recently described sulawesica Herbulot (Sulawesi; see Holloway, (1993[4])). The margins of both wings are angled centrally (both convex in chalybeata, but the hindwing is slightly angled in sulawesica), and the forewing lacks the slight apical falcation of the other two species. The forewing discal spot is a faint transverse dark line, and there is a straight, pale line at one third on the hindwing, but otherwise there are no obvious markings. The margin and fringes are slightly darker than the rest of the wing. The male genitalia have the valves narrower than in chalybeata, the basal processes of the costa longer, more slender and not excavate subapically. The uncus is broader and the tegumen deeper. The aedeagus vesica has a cluster of slender spines rather than a serrate ridge and two globular sclerotisations.

Holotype . BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 5.01N, 117.47E, 20.x.1987, 100m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs) light trap sample, primary forest edge, BM geometrid slide 19143.

Paratype . MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4.58N, 117.48E (S.J. Willott), Primary canopy tree platform, DVFC, 4.iii.94.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln).

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from lowland dipterocarp forest.

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