Calletaera foveata sp. n.
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
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.
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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