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Monobolodes parvinigrata sp. n. 

Monobolodes parvinigrata

9mm, putative 10mm. The facies is much as in the pernigrata group except sexual dimorphism is less extreme, the male also being shades of grey and black, lacking a cream ground colour to the forewing and a hindwing discal spot. The postmedial is straight as in rectifascia but there is no disruption to the black area basal to it. The hindwing tail is relatively blunt. The male genitalia are relatively small, the valves acute, almost triangular, and lacking basal hair pencils. There are no patches of modified scales on the abdominal sternites. The female genitalia are typical of the genus.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane forest, BM uraniid slide 297.

Paratype SARAWAK: as holotype, but Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401469, mixed dipt. for.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sri Lanka (slide 451).

Habitat preference. The few specimens are from lowland and lower montane forest, the females being from alluvial forest near G. Mulu (slide 461) and a Paraserianthes falcataria plantation near Brumas in the lowlands of Sabah.

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