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Graptasura mesilau sp. n.  

Graptasura mesilau (holotype)
(x 1.38)

10mm. The facies shares features with trilacunata, but the tornal yellow submarginal patch of the forewing is small and obscured, as is the triangular patch posterior to the more irregular discal patch. The double antemedial and subbasal fasciae are fused over a much greater length centrally, such that the triangles of yellow between the two at the costa and dorsum of trilacunata are here virtually extinguished. The male genitalia have only one or two large setae on each side of the anellar structure, resembling polygrapha in this.

Holotype . SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m., vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM arctiid slide 5023.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The type locality was in montane forest of almost ‘lowland’ stature on the Pinosuk Plateau that was degazetted from Kinabalu Park and cleared for cattle ranching, vegetables and a golf course.

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