Callidula kobesi sp. n.
15-16mm. The facies is very similar to that of sakuni except the
forewing orange band is narrower and slightly curved, coming closer to the
tornus posteriorly. The underside resembles more that of sumatrensis, except
the discal marks of the forewing are set more obliquely next to the inner margin
of the oblique bars that is more clearly delineated finely in black: the discal
mark forms the apex of a more strongly orange triangle in which striae are
reduced. The underside is generally less striate, clearer. In the male genitalia
the valve is ovate, lacking the distal pocket and the longitudinal division that
characterise the other two species. The aedeagus and vesica are longer, with a
much smaller group of cornuti in the latter.
Holotype . NORD
BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (John Waterstradt), BM misc. families
Paratypes: 5 as holotype.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All material is without altitude data, but probably
from the lower slopes of G. Kinabalu.
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