Arctornis virgamicruncus sp.
14, 15mm. The facies is similar to that of clavimicruncus,
but the male genitalia are distinct. The uncus is similar in character, but
the valves have the distal margin rounded, the ventral and dorsal margins more
or less parallel. The harpe is more or less straight, extending to just beyond
the valve. It is apically acute, very sparsely scobinate, but only very slightly
expanded along its length.
Taxonomic note. Closely related species occur in Sulawesi (slide 2213) and Seram
(slides, 1985, 1994).
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
21, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 130m, 423576, alluvial/kerangas bank, BM lymantriid
Paratypes: 3general data as holotype but Site 13, February, Camp 2,
401464, mixed dipt. for. (slide 1633), Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m,
413461, lower montane forest (slide 1631), Site 24, April, W. Melinau Gorge,
270m 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest (slide 1569); 1 (slide 2147) BRUNEI: swamp
forest, Seria, 20m, 11 .ii. 1982 (T.W. Harman); 1 (slide 2092) BRUNEI:
15m, Daerah Belait, Badas, swamp forest, 26 Feb 82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 2
(slides 2095, 2121) BRUNEI: 3m, Seria, secondary and coastal veg. 20.11.79 and
12.2.82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The records are from the lowlands to 1000m in a wide
range of forest types.
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