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Rhypotoses barlowi sp. n.  

Rhypotoses barlowi

10mm. The wings are dull orange, the forewings with typical Rhypotoses fasciae, though with black extending from the postmedial to the margin. There is some black also distally on the hindwing costal margin. The male genitalia are of the type with quadrilateral, lobed valves and resemble those of strigifimbria most closely, though with a broader, more digitate uncus and a more acutely produced valve apex. They are relatively much smaller, and the facies is highly diagnostic.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8, G. Mulu, 1300m, 421459, moss forest, 24.2.1978 (H.S. Barlow), day flying, BM lymantriid slide 2486.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species was taken flying by day at 1300m on G. Mulu, at approximately the lower/upper montane forest boundary.

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