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Orvasca primula sp. n.  

Orvasca primula (holotype)

15mm. The wings are an immaculate pale primrose yellow as illustrated. The genitalia however, indicate a close relationship to rufalba. The well developed, scobinate, sinuous saccular process is longer, the upper arm of the valve narrower, and the process ventral to the uncus broader, the bifurcations more splayed.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 5, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m 451463 [upper] montane forest. BM lymantriid slide 1697.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The unique specimen is from upper montane forest.

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