mesilaulinea sp. n.
Asura sp. 3 (part) of Holloway, 1976: 3,
13-14mm. The facies
is very similar to that of obscurilinea but has more clearly defined
markings and no brown-suffused form. The subbasal area has more than two striae
and the subbasal is more angled, obtusely subdorsally and acutely subcostally.
The male genitalia have the costal margin concave before the downturn of the
apical process, and the saccular process is broadly bifid at the apex. The
aedeagus vesica lacks a prominent lobe opposite the part with the cornuti, but
has a smaller one that bears an area of scobination. The female lacks a globular
swelling from the neck of the bursa but has the curved zone centrally broadened,
complex, and the distal part of the bursa is broader than long.
Mt. Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m, vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu
1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM arctiid slide
, 1 as holotype; 1 (slide 5325) BORNEO:
Sabah, Bukit Monkobo, 51º48’N,
116º58’E, 23.viii. 1987, 1200m, stunted hill forest (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All
records are from montane forest.
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