Amata brooksi sp. n.
14mm, 15mm.This species has the same white markings on black wings as
the elisa group, but the forewings are more elongate, narrow, as are the
white markings, particularly the distal pair. The two specimens are worn so it
is uncertain whether the forewing apex is white as in the next two species. The
abdomen has basal and distal rings as in elisa but they are white as in
the next two species. In the male genitalia the aedeagus vesica has one row of
cornuti set distally in the vesica, densely packed together, with an isolated
pair of cornuti on the opposite side. The right valve is triangular, one strong
angle subbasally on the costa; the left valve is more irregular. The basal
costal processes of the valves are sharply angled centrally, the right one
longer, apically bifid.
Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J.
Brooks) BM arctiid slide 4217.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Both specimens are from the same lowland locality.
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