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“Scaptesyle” sororigena sp. n.  

"Scaptesyle" sororigena (paratype)
(x 1.73)

6-7mm. This species is slightly smaller than aurigena, with the apical and basal areas of the forewing darker, the basal one relatively smaller with a less oblique distal edge. The male genitalia have the saccular process less robust and not so strongly flexed centrally, but flexed at one third and two thirds. The aedeagus is characterised by two unequal spines at its apex.

Holotype .SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM arctiid slide 4983.

Paratype  MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4º58N, 117º48E (S.J. Willott), 1º Canopy JC, Cpy Wkway, BRL, 11.vii.’95.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens were taken in lowland dipterocarp forest.

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