FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Atosia spicata sp. n.


Atosia spicata (holotype)


 
10mm. Externally this species cannot be distinguished from doenia, but the male genitalia differ: the anellus bears numerous spines in two lateral fields, the points directed dorsally; the aedeagus is flexed sharply centrally and has a bifid spine apically on a lobate base, though not as wide as that of doenia where several spines may occur.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, Site 18, March, W. Melinau Gorge, l00m, 428563, alluvial forest and riverside veg., BM limacodid slide 642.

Paratype. l as holotype but Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base) 70m, 324450,_ alluv./secondary for., BM limacodid slide 658.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens were taken in lowland alluvial forest.

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