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.
. 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.
18619) as holotype but damaged; 1 SABAH:
Mt. Kinabalu, 5500', 17-19.i.1976 (E.W. Classey).
range. Borneo, Taiwan, Peninsular Malaysia.
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.
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