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Schistophleps nigropuncta sp. n.  

Schistophleps nigropuncta (holotype)
(x 1.63)

8mm. The facies is as in the previous few species apart from the diagnostic presence of a black dot in the forewing cell just basal to the antemedial. Worn specimens could therefore be confused with those of Nudaria phallustortens sp. n. (see Nudaria phallustortens sp.n.), where the distribution of pale orange-brown markings is different. The male genitalia have the uncus large, squarish, setose, with small, inturned socii. The valve apex is strongly falcate, apically more produced and acute than in nigropuncta. The aedeagus is only moderately flexed at the apical end.

Holotype . SABAH: Poring, 1800ft, E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 5175.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken singly in the same lowland forest area as pyrifulvia.

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