Dysaethria harmani sp. n.
12mm. The wings are medium ashy grey above and below, the upperside
irregularly speckled darker as illustrated. There is a weak, irregular, broken
forewing postmedial and a very narrow, barely evident submarginal darkening. The
hindwing postmedial is also weak but more evenly linear, running closer to the
margin than in most Dysaethria and only slightly, very obtusely angled.
The hindwing tails are weak only. In these facies features it is somewhat
similar to D. wollastoni Rothschild comb. n., but this is a
browner species with a more arcuate forewing postmedial. The underside of wollastoni
is more fawn, with a diffusely darker submarginal shading. In genitalia the
two species are very different, the genitalia of the new species being much
shorter, broader, the uncus and its processes more as in the conflictaria complex.
The valves are apically rather narrow, triangular, with a broad field of
inwardly directed setae. The aedeagus vesica has an oval cluster of about twenty
small cornuti. In the female (FRIM Colln) the bursa is large, the signum a
small, basal, narrowly triangular zone of spines directed out laterally from a
Holotype BRUNEI: Rampayoh, 200m.
2.iii.1982 (T.W. Harman), BM uraniid slide 503.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM Colln).
Habitat preference. The only specimen is from lowland forest.
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