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Gyrtothripa florida Walker comb. n.
Etanna florida Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6: 119.


Gyrtothripa florida

The next three species have the forewings rather short and deep, the apex and distal margin tending to be scrolled ventrally somewhat. The ground colour is bone-white, traversed by slightly greyer fasciation, and with blocks of dark greenish brown basally and in the medial area, two patches in the latter, slightly displaced from each other at a central break. The marginal zone is medium grey, diffusing away basad into an area where it is interrupted by irregular transverse bands of the ground colour. The three species are best distinguished on genitalic characters, though the next two do appear to have slight facies differences. The genitalia of florida resemble those of G.
quadrifera Warren comb. n. (New Guinea, Bismarcks) and more distantly those of G. variegata Hampson (see below) in having the row of peg-like setae along the costal margin of the valve, but this margin is more strongly curved and the setae are generally twice as long. The hair-setae from the expanded ventral part of the tegumen are not thicker and darker at their base as in variegata, and the saccular shield is broader. The saccus is broader at the base, more triangular.

Taxonomic note. The similarity of the male genitalia to those of quadrifera may indicate conspecificity.

Geographical range. Sundaland, Sulawesi (slide 17154), ?New Guinea, Bismarcks (quadrifera).

Habitat preference.
The only Bornean specimen known is the holotype male, taken by A.R. Wallace in Sarawak, most probably in the lowlands.

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