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Chloethripa angulata sp. n.


Chloethripa angulata

7-8mm. The forewing is marked in
dark olive green, brown and white as in congeners, but the white markings and fasciae are more angled, less lunulate, as illustrated. The male genitalia have long setae on the tegumen over an elongate zone on each side, but these are not as large, numerous or as clumped as in leucocephala. The distal zone of setae on the valve is much more elongate and arcuate than in leucocephala, but the setae themselves are similarly broad. The basal margin of the eighth tergite is not broad, not bifid as in the other two species.

Holotype . SABAH: 945m, Gunong Monkobo, 116.56E, 5.48N, Dipterocarp for., 14-23.viii.1987 (K.R. Tuck), BM noctuid slide 16848.

Paratypes: 1 BRUNEI: Kg. Kapok, 31.iii.1992 (G. Ping); 1 NORD BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (J. Waterstradt); 1 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.Holloway et al.), Site 3, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m. 453463, [upper] montane forest; 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 4
°58’N, 117°48’E, 170m (S.J. Willott), 1° Canopy 1C, Tree Platform, DVFC, 22.xi.1994.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. The material ranges in altitude from the coast of Brunei to almost 1800m in upper montane forest.

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