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Chaetoceras poi sp. n.  

Chaetoceras poi (holotype)

Chaetoceras poi (paratype)


9mm, 8mm. This species resembles labecula in the male but is larger. The female is more heavily and uniformly irrorated with bluish black. The forewing margin is slightly more produced centrally than in labecula. The male genitalia have the valves straighter, less downcurved than in labecula, and the ribbon of sclerotisation is sinuous rather than arcuate. Both species have the bilobed distal margin of the eighth abdominal sternite narrowly and deeply notched between the rounded lobes whereas in the type species the space between the processes, which are more rod-like, is much wider. The female genitalia are described in the generic account above.

Holotype 43.24, Mt Poi, SARAWAK, 4300ft (Dr E. Mjöberg), BM uraniid slide 376.

Paratype As holotype but 2000ft and slide 378.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln).

Habitat preference. The two specimens approximately span in altitude the zone of the lower montane forest.

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