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Schistophleps pyrifulvia sp. n.

Schistophleps pyrifulvia (holotype)
(x 1.63)

8mm. The facies is as in microfulvia, but again the genitalia are distinctive. The uncus (possibly the distal part of the tegumen) is massive, pyriform, distal to a constriction that is flanked by a pair of acute, tongue-like processes; the distal end of the “pear” bears a slight nipple. The valves are divided apically into a dorsal, blade-like process and a ventral circular one, the two together vaguely resembling a tin-opener. The aedeagus is long, slender, evenly curved apart from a reflexed basal portion.

Holotype  SABAH: Poring, 1800ft, E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E. W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 5177.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The single specimen is from lowland forest where some disturbance is present.

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