Costasensora honeyi Fibiger
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|Costasensora honeyi Fibiger|
Costasensora honeyi Fibiger , new species
( Plate 6, figure 8; male genit. plate 16, figure 4)
Material examined. Holotype: male, Malaysia, Sarawak, Gunong Mulu Nat. Park , site 25. -. iv.1977, 427550, 900 m, leg. R. G.S. Exped. 1977-78, J.D. Holloway et al., BM 1978-206, genit. prep. 3205 M. Fibiger, coll. BMNH.
Diagnosis. Imago (external). Wingspan: 11 mm.
Labial palps: porrect; second segment brown outside, white beige inside, roughly scaled vertically; third segment 1/3 of second, narrow, white beige.
Head, patagia, anterior part of tegulae, prothorax, basal part of costa, costal part of medial area, and terminal area, including fringes: black; costal medial area quadrangular.
Forewing ground colour: whitish yellow.
Abdomen: grey; with dorsal tuft on basal segment.
Crosslines: untraceable, except for terminal line marked by black interneural dots.
Reniform stigma: indistinct, small, white.
Hindwing: grey, with indistinct discal spot.
Underside: forewing grey brown; hindwing grey, with discal spot.
Male genitalia. Tegumen: extremely short snd stout, curved in semicircle; peniculus curved (apo.).
Vinculum: extremely stout, very broad; together with saccus and juxta circular; asymmetrical (apo.).
Saccus: extremely stout; broad; V shaped; with a medial crest to ventral tip (apo.).
Valvae: asymmetrical; broadest apically (apo.).
Editum : as long as valva; semi-cylindrical; setose, parallel with costa; attached to valva along vinculum, base of costa, and along ventral edge of valva (apo.).
Clasper: an extension of ventral margin of valva (apo.).
Digitus: commalike; positioned along apical part of costa; broadest apically (apo.).
Juxta: large, with medial crest; left part apically quadrangular; right part apically pointed (apo.).
Anellus plate: prominently asymmetrical; structure free from diaphragm; basally with lateral hornlike processes; distally very long, spatulate; with subapical crest; with rounded apical extensions (apo.).
Phallus: extremely long, narrow and curved; coecum 3 times longer than wide, apically rounded; broadest at ductus ejaculatorius; pointed at tip (apo.).
Vesica: armed with a small, narrow, spikelike cornutus (apo.).
Female genitalia. Unknown. [presumably with an extremely long and narrow, heavily sclerotised antrum, - see following genus}.
Distribution. C. honeyi known only from Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak.
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