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Rhypotoses maculutea sp. n.
Euproctis sinuinigra
Holloway, 1976: 48 (partim - Nygmia sinuinigra Holloway comb. n.),
    paratype females.

Rhypotoses maculutea

Rhypotoses maculutea

17mm, 18-23mm. The dull orange-yellow and black facies is similar to that of Nygmia sinuinigra but the build is less robust and the venation and male genitalia typical of Rhypotoses. The fasciae of the forewing follow the same course as in other Rhypotoses and are white-edged on the medial side. The hindwing is diagnostically dark grey with a narrow orange-yellow border. The male genitalia have quadrilateral, lobed valves similar to those of brooksi but with a more evenly tapering uncus. The female genitalia are also typical of the genus.

Holotype  Pah Trap, Sarawak, 26th November, (Dr E. Mjöberg), BM lymantriid slide 2502.

Paratypes: 1 BRUNEI: Bukit Retak, 1465m, 27.iv.1981 (T.W. Harman); 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Lycaenid Cut, 1660m, vii-ix.1965, flying by day at 3p.m., sunny, windy, 19.vii.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway); 1 (slide 1164) same general data as the previous one but 12.viii.1965, also flying into wind by day. The last two specimens are also paratypes of sinuinigra.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from montane forest.

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