Adites longispina sp.
11-12mm. This is the largest
of the sequence of species allied to tabida Snellen, the forewing
fasciation rather broad. The male genitalia are large and highly distinctive,
the uncus shaped like a birdís head, the main part of the valve apically
broadened with a falcate dorsal margin, and the saccular process slender, flexed
as in previous species but with a distal spine beyond the flexure about
two-thirds the length of the basal part. The aedeagus vesica is reflexed, the
distal lobe with one or two small cornuti, and the whole with more general light
scobination. The female has a short ductus and bursa, with the ostium set in a
Holotype . Ulu
Temburong Expedition, BRUNEI, Base Camp, 300m., 2.x. 1978 (T. W Harman), BM
arctiid slide 5220.
(slide 5299) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.
et al.), Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m. 385470, mixed dipt. for.,
MV-mainly canopy; 1 (slide 5221) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu National Park,
Expedition, Base Camp, 25.v.- 1.vii. 1978 (J.E. Marshall).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All
specimens are from lowland dipterocarp forest.
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