Arctornis cretoserratus sp. n.
All material is worn, but the wings appear to be entirely white. The frons is
rufous with a diffusely edged disc in the ventral part extending almost to the eyes. The palps are also
rufous, long as in hedleyi, and the
legs have a rufous tinge in places. The male genitalia have a long, slender
uncus as in hedleyi. The valves have a diagnostically serrate and
sclerotised apical margin, rounded dorsally, with an acute process centrally.
The harpe is robust, outcurved, tapering, sparsely spined, with a few larger
spines on a small lobe on the interior of its base.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Site 24, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 270m, 430558, FEG 4,
limestone forest, BM lymantriid slide 1660.
Paratypes: 1 as
holotype; 1 as holotype but Site 23, 250m, slide 1661.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens were taken in dipterocarp forest on the
lower slopes of the limestone G. Api.
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