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Drapetodes barlowi sp. n.

Drapetodes barlowi
(holotype; Peninsular Malaysia)

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 altitude given).

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