Arctornis sinuoharpe sp.
15-17mm. The facies is similar to that of liguluncus
and the two species following, though with grey fringes. The frons is dark
reddish, with a pair of round spots ventral to a diffuse inter-antennal bar. The
palps are rufous yellow and the legs are spotted. The male genitalia have the
uncus more spatulate than in the liguluncus sequence of species, and the
valve is elongate with a distinctive, tapering, sinuous harpe that is longer.
The valve apex has an oblique, tongue-like flap that bears setae.
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM lymantriid
Paratypes: 1 (slide 1655) general data as
holotype, but Site 23, April, W. Melinau
Gorge, 250m, 430588, FEG 4, limestone forest; 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu
rainforest, 20 Feb 82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra (Schintlmeister, MS).
Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest.
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