FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Thosea griseafurca sp. n


Thosea griseafurca (holotype)


13-14mm. The facies is similar to that of medialis except the medial bar is somewhat narrower. In the male genitalia the valve is slender, triangular except for a slight bulge at the sacculus, and the slender furca arms only extend as far as the valve apex. The gnathus is deeply bifid, the slender arms splayed; this and the next two species share the presumably synapomorphic character of division of the gnathus.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM limacodid slide 222.

Paratype General data as holotype but Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base), 70m, 324450 alluv./second. for., MV on Batu, BM limacodid slide 216.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens were from diverse lowland rainforest.

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