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Arctornis cretoserratus sp. n.

Arctornis cretoserratus (paratype)

14mm. 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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