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“Eilema” sandakana Draudt stat. n.
Lithosia brevipennis sandakana Draudt, 1914, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 10: 210.

"Eilema" sandakana (holotype)
(x 1.32)

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
The male is very similar in general appearance to that of Brunia antica Walker, of which brevipennis Walker is a synonym (see Brunia antica Walker), but with a streak of brownish scales subdorsally on the forewing underside, posterior to the anal vein (see Brunia sarawaca Butler stat. rev and Brunia apicalis Walker comb.n). There is no forewing areole and M2 arises independently from the cell. The genitalia are not typical of Brunia or Eilema, with a narrow, spatulate saccus, long narrow valves with a subapical saccular spur, and a juxta like a gothic arch with ear-like rugose extensions dorsally into the diaphragm. The aedeagus has an apical spur and a vesica with globular and digitate diverticula, each terminating in a short cornutus; that on the globular diverticulum is much larger with a broad, swollen basal area. Therefore sandakana represents a distinct species.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype is from the east coast of Sabah.

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