Miscellaneous Genera VI
View Image Gallery of Miscellaneous Genera VI

Goniocraspedon variegata sp. n.
9mm. This species has the upperside and underside more variegated and strongly fasciated in a paler ground compared with the type species, as illustrated. The distal margin of the wings are also much darker than the ground. In the male genitalia, the uncus has convex, rather than concave, sides and a rounded, rather than truncated, apex. The valves are not excavated apically but have a transverse flange centrally and a slender spine subbasally on the sacculus. There is a transtilla-like structure that bears a central pair of very long, blade-like processes. In material from Taiwan, a flange is not evident on the somewhat narrower and more tapered valves, and the subbasal spine is shorter, more robust, inwardly directed; the saccus is larger, narrower. The aedeagus is longer than in mistura. In the female (Taiwan; slide 19178) the ostial pouch is less corrugated and the ductus is three times as long. The corpus bursae is more pyriform, coarse spining being restricted to one side of the broader distal portion.


Goniocraspedon variegata

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 18619) as holotype but damaged; 1 SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5500', 17-19.i.1976 (E.W. Classey).

Geographical range. Borneo, Taiwan, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. All three records are from montane localities, two from 1000m in lower montane forest on G. Mulu and one from about 1650m on G. Kinabalu.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Content Page

Copyright © Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.