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Arctornis albescens sp. n.  

Arctornis albescens (holotype)

15, 16mm. The facies is much as in brunnescens but the frons and palps are white apart from a brown bar between the antennal bases. In the male genitalia, the valves are directed more strongly dorsally, the costal process short, the harpe long, sinuous, expanded and scobinate over the distal half. There is an obtuse spine on the dorsal margin of the sacculus.

Holotype  BRUNEI: Lamunin, 13.i. 1996 (T W. Harman), BM lymantriid slide 2156.

Paratype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM lymantriid slide 1578.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from lowland forest.

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