Macroglossum pseudungues sp. n.
In facies this species resembles M. ungues, and was treated under this name
by Harman (1981), and M. variegatum, but is distinguished by the male
genitalia. The harpe is as in M. insipida, a smaller species with
forewings more strongly variegated, greyer, with more sinuous fasciae. The
aedeagus vesica has two long, slender, rod-like cornuti; in insipida one
is much broader than the other, apically rounded. The genitalia of ungues
have the harpe spine-like and the apical process of the aedeagus bifid; in
pseudungues this process is undivided, much as in insipida.
SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J. Brooks), BM sphingid slide 414.
as holotype; 1BRUNEI,
1618m Bukit Retak, montane forest, 19.5.79 (Lt. Col. M. G. Allen) BM
sphingid slide 406.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The specimens are mainly from the lowlands apart from
one from 1618m on Bukit Retak, Brunei.
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