Unassigned, possibly plesiomorphic genera
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Stictosia crocea sp. n.  

Stictosia crocea (holotype)
(x 1.63)

7-8mm. This is the largest of the three species, with a deeper orange colour to the more variegated forewings that are also more speckled with black scales; the characteristic facies elements are present, however. The hindwings are pale yellow, and a fringe of long scales of the same colour extends over them from the dorsal edges of the forewings. The genitalia have the tegumen/vinculum/saccus proportions as in flexilisana, but are distinguished by a prominent falcate angle to the ventral margin of the sacculus, and a broad base and strong curvature to the cornutus of the aedeagus.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 50-100ft, Badas, Agathis / swamp for. / secondary vegetation, 27.ii. 1982 (G.S. Robinson), BM arctiid slide 5230.

Paratype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m. 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest. [Specimen damaged].

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from the lowlands, from swamp forest and dipterocarp forest on limestone.

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