Adites pseudofrigida sp.
12mm. This species differs
from frigida in having more prominent white wedges at the forewing margin
and more white delineation of the veins in the medial area and around the
typical subbasal spots. The hindwings are medium grey with irregularly paler
margins. The genitalia have elongate, simply divided valves, the saccular
portion curved over the apical section. The aedeagus vesica is rather globular
with a group of about a dozen robust cornuti opposite a looser group of half
that number of smaller ones.
N. BORNEO, BM arctiid slide 5166.
holotype; 1 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.), Site 12, February, FEG 2, Mulu, 200m. 386469, mixed dipt. for.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. This
is probably a rare lowland forest species, the Kinabalu material being collected
at a time when higher altitudes were relatively inaccessible.
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