Toxoproctis helpsi sp.
14mm. The wings are a very pale yellow,
almost creamy white, the forewing lightly irrorated with blackish scales, but
not otherwise marked or fasciated. The male genitalia indicate affinity with deliana,
but the valves lack a projection on the margin, and the saccus is slightly
longer. In the female, the tubular part of the ductus is shorter, more lightly
sclerotised, and the sterigma is not so developed.
Holotype . BRUNEI: 0m, Hut Simp. Salirong, 4471.1440, mangrove, 5- 6.iii.1984 (Maj.
T.P.G. Helps), BM lymantriid slide 2289.
Paratypes: 1 BRUNEI: 0m, Sungei
Kibi, 4460.1426, mangrove, 7-8.iii.1984 (Maj. TP.
G. Helps); 1 BRUNEI: Kampong Kapok, 10m, 16.i.1996 (T W. Harman).
Geographical range. Borneo
Habitat preference. All material is from localities where mangrove is
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