uniformis sp. n.
7-8mm. The forewings are
speckled brown as indeclaratana, but more coarsely so and lacking a
discal dot. The hindwings are greyish brown in both sexes, but the males still
have a paler, modified zone anteriorly on the hindwing. The male antennae are
bipectinate rather than ciliate. The male genitalia lack the setose, quadrifid
transtilla structure of indeclaratana, and have the valves narrower,
slightly tapering and with a somewhat angular ventral margin to the sacculus.
The aedeagus vesica contains three cornuti, more slender than those of indeclaratana.
The female has a much simpler sterigma.
Holotype .SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 13, February, Camp 2,
Mulu, 500m. 401464, mixed dipt. for., BM arctiid slide 2768.
holotype; 2 as holotype but Site 11, February, Camp 1,
385470, mixed dipt. f./river; 1 as previous but Site 8; 1 general data as
holotype but Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas; 1
SABAH: 5m, S. Mt. Trus Madi, 1800ft., 18- 28.viii. 1977 (M.E.
Bacchus); 1 (slide 5089) BRUNEI: 3m,
Seria, secondary and coastal veg.,
30.12.78 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI:
Seria, secondary rainforest,
sea level, 25.5.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 30-60m,
lowland forest and secondary veg., 15.12.1979 (R. Fairclough); 1 BRUNEI:
15m., Labi Road at mile 8, secondary veg., 2.12.1979 (R. Fairclough); 1
(slide 5082) BRUNEI: 5m, Anduki, secondary veg., 7.1.1980 (R. .Fairclough).
Habitat preference. The
species is infrequent in lowland forest, including secondary forest, from the
coast to about 500m.
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