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Arctornis virgamicruncus sp. n.  

Arctornis virgamicruncus (paratype)

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).

Holotype  SARAWAK: 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 slide 1649.

Paratypes: 3general data as holotype but Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 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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