View Image Gallery of Tribe Desmobathrini

Derambila manfredi sp. n. 

Derambila manfredi

15mm. This is a species tending in size towards manca, the largest Bomean Derambila. The forewing discal spot is black. There are no antemedial brown markings. The forewing postmedial is gently curved rather than sinuous, pale brown, that of the hindwing more punctate, the dorsal third displaced basad to form a conspicuous broad bar with the discal spot. The submarginals are diffuse, closely associated with the margin which lacks black dots. The genitalia have a distinctly pad-like setose portion to the uncus, broader than in manca. The valves are distally quadrate between the apex and the costal angle. The vesica of the aedeagus is large with two strong cornuti; such cornuti also occur in manca.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977- 8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, G. Mulu, 1000m, 413461, lower montane for., MV-canopy/understorey, BM geometrid slide 16977.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype is from the lower montane forest zone. The species is named for Manfred Sommerer, uniting him in Derambila with Gertraud, his wife.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page

Copyright © Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.