hosei sp. n.
9mm. The facies is similar
to that of the bizonoides complex, but the ground colour is pale creamy
white rather than pure white, and the fasciation is a paler red. The discal mark
is round rather than elongate and the antemedial and subbasal are divergent over
the costal half of the wing, resembling that of the sequence of species
following from bifida sp. n.. The male genitalia are distinguished
by having only one robust cornutus in the vesica; the saccular margin of the
valve lacks spurs and is not angled, and the distal saccular process is simpler,
with a zone of fine reflexed spines on one side. The rest of the valve apex is
separate from this, rather square.
Mulu, N. BORNEO, 1-4000ft., (Hose), BM arctiid slide 5295.
Taxonomic note. A
female (slide 5307; Fig 232) from the Kinabalu area has similar facies but there
are no other reasons to suggest association with hosei.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The
label is not specific on this, but the altitude range given extends from hill
dipterocarp forest to lower montane forest.
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