Europlema bilobuncus sp.n.
9mm. The facies is somewhat as in desistaria, with a rusty brown
area to the hindwing and a white patch interior to the forewing submarginal,
albeit smaller, that recurs below weakly. The submarginal lunules are arcuate
rather than irregular. The pale discal mark is strong, transversely linear
within a generally dark brownish zone. The male genitalia have the uncus
distally somewhat bibbed, with further weak lobes just distal to the almost
filamentous arms of the gnathus: setae are restricted to these distal and basal
lobes. The valves are rather long, narrow, roundedly triangular, the ventral
processes short, evenly curved. The female has a single signum set basally,
transversely bibbed. The ductus is relatively long, and there is no junction at
the forewing point of the ductus seminalis.
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
21, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 423576, alluvial /kerangas bank, BM
uraniid slide 283.
Paratype BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest; 14.9.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G.
Allen), BM uraniid slide 423.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The specimens are from a lowland heath and alluvial
forest boundary and from montane forest.
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