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Calletaera foveata sp. n.  

Calletaera foveata (holotype)

11mm. The antennae are bipectinate. The forewing has the fovea more strongly developed than in other Eutoeini. The wing margins are slightly crenulate, the hindwing more strongly so at M1 and M3 with the submarginal dentate at the former. The forewing margin is angled at M3. The wings above are a warm pinkish grey marked with rufous-tinged brown fasciae as illustrated. The forewing discal spot is prominent, black. The underside ground colour is pale rufous, but almost completely obscured by dark brown; there are whitish chevrons at the apex of the forewing, and a pale zone at the centre of the hindwing dorsum. The genitalia have the uncus broad, five sided excluding the broad base, and with a dorsal, submarginal spur. The aedeagus vesica has two large cornuti, one of which is broadly based, and a number of slender spicules that appear to be deciduous.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM geometrid slide 13961.

Paratypes. 1 BRUNEI: Badas forest, 26.2.82; 1  S.E. BORNEO. W.D. 5.91; 1 SINGAPORE (H.N. Ridley) 1904-2.

Geographic range. Borneo, ?Singapore.

Habitat preference. The type material is from lowland heath and swamp forest. The Singapore specimen could conceivably also have been from Borneo (see The Moths of Borneo part 4, p 98).

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