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Eupterote harmani sp. n.

Eupterote harmani (holotype)
(.73 natural size)

Eupterote harmani (paratype)
(.73 natural size)

male.gif (860 bytes)34mm, female.gif (844 bytes)47mm. The ground colour of the male is rufous fawn, that of the female more yellowish. In both sexes the fringes are dark and the postmedials of both wings clearly and evenly defined, double with the interior element stronger, parallel to the margin on the forewing but with flatter curvature on the hindwing. The male has thin, crenulate, brown fasciae submarginally and on either side of the medial zone. The female has a pinkish irroration to the forewing; the medial zone and associated fasciae are suffused with dark brown. The male genitalia have a relatively broad, curved distal process to the valve and a narrow saccus that is square-ended. The aedeagus vesica lacks scobination. In facies the species is similar to the Indian discrepans Moore, where males resemble female harmani, but the curvature of the forewing postmedial is diagnostic (straight in discrepans).

Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) Ulu Temburong Expedition 1978, Brunei, Retak, 1465m, LP 238, m.v. light 22.x.1978 (T.W. Harman) BM eupterotid slide 52.

Paratype female.gif (844 bytes) General data as holotype but Base Camp at 325m, LP283, 14.x.1978 (T.W. Harman).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The two specimens were taken one in each of hill dipterocarp and upper montane forest in Ulu Temburong and on Bukit Retak, Brunei, respectively.

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