Amata macroflavifer sp. n.
Amata macroflavifer (paratype)
27-29mm. The general facies is much as in the previous yellow
species and in the two following, though the size is greater, comparable with
that of teinopera Hampson. The hindwings are relatively large, rounded in
the male, the basal yellow area with an excavate exterior margin. In the female
the hindwings are narrower, the yellow less strongly excavate. The abdomen has
broad rings basally and at two thirds, but there are two narrower rings distal
to the latter. In the male genitalia both valves are elongate, tapering, robust,
the right somewhat longer than the left: the basal costal processes are massive,
reflexed subapically, slightly bulbous, subequal. The uncus is short, robust.
The aedeagus vesica is slender, with a row of rather small cornuti; there is a
small, coarsely scobinate process at the apex of the aedeagus.
Holotype . Mt Marapok, Dent Province,
Brit. N. BORNEO, BM arctiid slide 4160.
Paratypes: 1 as
holotype; 1 Mt.
Mulu, N. BORNEO, 1-4000 ft, (Hose);
l SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et
al) G. Mulu 550m 401464, in understorey, settling on foliage, 1600hrs
8.2.1978; 1 Baram dist., SARAWAK (Chas. Hose); 2
Elopura, BORNEO (Pryer).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is uncommon, recorded from a range of
altitudes, the highest being 1618m on Bukit Retak, Brunei. It is probably more
frequent in the lowlands.
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