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Barsine bornescripta sp. n. 

Barsine bornescripta (paratype)
(x 1.38)

12-13mm, 14, 15mm. The forewings are marked dark grey on yellow as illustrated, the facies resembling B. collivolans Butler comb. n. (Sumatra) and a group of species from Sulawesi (B. scripta Walker comb. rev., B. celebesa Tams comb. n.) and the Moluccas (B. sanguitincta Hampson comb. n., Batjan). However, the antemedial fascia is less strongly three-arched and does not make contact with the subbasal or the postmedial. The striae in the area distal to the postmedial are longer, and there are corresponding ones (but weaker) on the hindwing, only slightly manifested in collivolans and the more easterly species. The forewing fringes are yellow rather than dark grey. The male genitalia also indicate affinity to the eastern species in sharing possession of two rather even, dense, squarish arrays of short spines in the aedeagus vesica. The valve structure is also similar, as is that of the roseororatus group. B. dohertyi Rothschild (Lesser Sundas) is another member of the scripta group (Holloway, 1982: 214).

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m. 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest, BM arctiid slide 4744.

Paratypes: 2 as holotype; 1 general data as holotype but Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m. 401464, mixed dipt. for.; 1, 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong (LP298) 10 Sept. 1978 and 30.6.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland dipterocarp forest.

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