Arctornis clavimicruncus sp.
15mm. The forewing facies is much as in liguluncus, with the discal dot a
little stronger. The frons and legs are also similar, but the palps are more a
rufous brown. The male genitalia are diagnostic. The small uncus is shared with
the next two species and A. sericea Moore comb. n. (Andamans),
though sericea has darker-tipped and more spatulate palps. The
differences are in the ornamentation of the valves. In sericea the valves are
rectangular, the harpe down-flexed slightly centrally, shorter than the valve,
acute apically and slightly bulbous subapically. In this new species the valves
are deeper, with the dorsal and distal margins together having an even curve.
The harpe is basally sinuous, otherwise straight, expanding to a blunt bulbous
apex with sparse scobination.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577, PEG 3, kerangas,
BM lymantriid slide 1606.
Paratype General data as holotype but Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m,
413461, lower montane forest, BM lymantriid slide 1612.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The specimens are from lowland heath forest and lower
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