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Dysaethria albolilacina sp. n.  

Dysaethria albolilacina (paratype)

10-11mm. The facies is of the conflictaria/lilacina type, but the forewing is speckled grey-brown on white, with the postmedial fascia and submarginal zone strongly shaded. The hindwing is strikingly contrasted between the white anterior half and the much darker, grey posterior half. The male genitalia have the uncus unequally quadrifid (the outer processes are probably homologous with the prongs of the previous two species), and highly complex valves and transtillar bridge as illustrated: there is a strong hair pencil arising from a convolute structure near the valve base, and a tongue-like flap subapically just below the much narrower apical portion of the valve. The aedeagus vesica has a long, slender cornutus.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 21, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 130m. 423576, alluvial /kerangas bank, BM uraniid slide 288.

Paratypes:2 as holotype but sites 20, 22, kerangas; l BORNEO, Sarawak, 4th mile, Rock Road, 29.ix.1909; 1 S.E. BORNEO (Doherty).

Geographical range. Borneo, Sulawesi (slide 365).

Habitat preference. The species is rare in lowland forest, showing some preferences for wet heath (kerangas) forest during the Mulu survey.

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