FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Thosea rotundata sp. n.


Thosea rotundata (holotype)


16mm. The facies is similar to that of borneensis but there is a diffusely darker blotch in the centre of the marginal zone of the forewing and a slightly more intense medial shade. In the male genitalia the basal part of the uncus is broader, shorter than in borneensis, the saccular lobe shorter, and the furca arms much longer; the aedeagus has the small apical lobe of the loesa group.

Holotype BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM limacodid slide 208.

Paratype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8  (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 20, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422677,  FEG 3, kerangas, BM limacodid slide 166.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens were taken in lowland heath forest (kerangas).

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