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Negritothripa telisai sp. n.


Negritothripa telisai

10mm. The forewings are a more uniform violet-grey than in confluens, with a more distinctive black centre to the reniform. The pale patches on the dorsum are whiter and deeper than in confluens, the more distal one shorter. The antemedial is more strongly arcuate and more distal on the wing. In the abdomen the apodemes of the eighth tergite are longer, more robust. The genitalia are also more elongate, the arms of the valve straight, both parallel-sided, apically rounded, the dorsal one much narrower, hairy, and with a central, inwardly directed spur. The diaphragm and intersegmental membrane in the vincular area are darkened with numerous fine setal bases (damaged in illustration).

Holotype . BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest with Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM noctuid slide 16989.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype, but 13.12.1979; 1 BRUNEI: Telesai [sic], 10m, 13.11.1982 (T.W. Harman).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimens are from an area of dry lowland heath forest.

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