Drapetodes barlowi sp. n.
13-14mm. The facies is similarly obliquely linear to that of D.
interlineata Warren (Java, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia) but the ground
colour is pale yellow instead of fawn and the fasciae are a darker, richer brown
and less numerous, those on the hindwing grouped from the base as follows: 1, 3,
3, 2, 2. There is similar grouping on the forewing, though the oblique angle of
the fasciae has caused some coalescence of the threefold groups on either side
of the pale zone running through the cell from the base of the dorsum to the
apex. The species is larger than interlineata. The male genitalia are
relatively larger, the bifid uncus longer and the corematous structures on the
valves very much more developed.
Holotype . Genting Tea Estate, 2000ft, W. Pahang, MALAYSIA (H.S. Barlow) 24.12.1978,
BM drepanid slide 2129.
Paratype . As
holotype but 13.10.1992.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra (ZSM).
Habitat preference. Bornean specimens are from 300m in lowland forest
of the Ulu Temburong, Brunei, and from G. Lutong in Sabah (FRC, Sepilok; no
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