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Cania minuta sp. n.  

Cania minuta (paratype)

Cania minuta (paratype)

8-9mm. The wings are pale reddish brown. The forewings are crossed by two fine dark fasciae as illustrated and a fainter submarginal line follows the course of, and is close to, a fine dark marginal. The two central fasciae are edged slightly paler distad. In the genitalia the uncus is flat, broad, bifid, the two lateral wings being setose and twice as long as the bifurcate central prong. The gnathus is long, narrow, sinuous. The valves have a weak, setose costal lobe, and a larger ventral, sclerotised and dentate portion, perhaps homologous with the two arms of the valve in the bilinea group. There is a sinuous, acute furca from each valve, and the saccus is long and very slender. The aedeagus is basally bulbous and the vesica contains one large cornutus.

 12mm. The wings are darker and greyer than in the male, the central fasciae more curved and their pale edging more prominent. The ovipositor lobes are marginally multilobed, less setose than in congeners; the post-ostial process is scobinate; the bursa is relatively small and flimsy.

Holotype Genting Tea Estate, 2000ft, W. Pahang, MALAYSIA (H.S. Barlow) 23.10.1978, BM limacodid slide 618.

Paratypes. 2 1 (slide 619) as holotype but different dates.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Two males are known from Borneo, one from Badas, an area with swamp forest in Brunei, and one from 900m (lower montane forest) on the limestone G. Api in the Mulu National Park.

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