orientalis sp. n.
5-6mm. The facies is typical
of the genus and in particular of the Australian species fuscescens. The
general coloration is dark reddish brown. The genitalia have a less strongly
curved margin to the sacculus than fuscescens, the process of which is
shorter and more basal in position. The saccus tapers more. In the aedeagus
vesica there is a mass of small spines rather than the groupings of three to
four and two large ones in fuscescens. A species from Java (slide 5125)
has similar cornuti to fuscescens, whereas a specimen from Madagascar
(slide 5122) has just two separate, large cornuti. All these specimens were in
the BMNH series of fuscescens, which thus appears to be a species
BORNEO, (Doherty), May 91, BM arctiid slide 5121.
as holotype, abdomens missing.
Geographical range. Borneo,
Sri Lanka (slide 5126).
Habitat preference. The
three Bornean specimens were probably from the lowlands.
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