Atosia spicata sp. n.
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.
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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