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Barsine pallinflexa sp. n.

Barsine pallinflexa (paratype)
(x 1.38)

, 9-10mm. The forewing facies is similar to that of B. inflexa Moore comb. rev. (N.E. Himalaya), with longitudinal red streaking crossed by grey
fasciae on an orange-yellow ground, but the ground colour is paler, the red less extensive, and the grey fasciae more conspicuous. The antemedial and subbasal together form an X (more parallel for much of their course in inflexa), the posterior part of the antemedial extending through the postmedial to the tornus. There is a semicircular grey line around the apex that is absent in inflexa, and also a prominent dark discal dot. The hindwings are pale orange-pink in inflexa, paler yellow in pallinflexa. The male genitalia lack the massive, disc-like development of the base of the uncus of inflexa, and have the valve apex deeply cleft rather than rounded.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM arctiid slide 4750.

Paratypes:1 as holotype; 4, 1 general data as holotype but Sites 8, 9 (Camp 1, Mulu, 140m, 150m, mixed dipt. for.), 23 and 24 (W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 270m, FEG 4, forest on limestone); 1 SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i.1976 (E. W. Classey); 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 468N, 11748E (S.J. Willott) 1 understorey 1U, Obs. Tower, DVFC, 29.iii.94.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. All records are from lowland forest, including heath forest.

Biology. Kuroko & Lewvanich (1993) noted a member of this species group (as Miltochrista sp.) as feeding on Citrus (Rutaceae) as a larva.

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