FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Thosea pallifurca sp. n.  


Thosea pallifurca (paratype)


14-15mm. The ground is a brownish fawn colour rather than the typical grey or brownish grey, with the discal spot and postmedial prominent in rich dark brown. There is a faint suggestion of a diffuse medial shade. The male genitalia are more robust than in griseafurca, the base of the gnathus broader, the cleft of the bifurcation shallower, the arms less splayed. The valve apex has the costa extending beyond the apex in a short spine. The furca arms are evenly curved.

Holotype Ulu Temburong Expedition 1978, BRUNEI, Base Camp 300m 10.x.1978 (T. W. Harman) BM limacodid slide 451.

Paratype. l as holotype; l SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8, (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 21 March, W. Melinau Gorge 130m 423576 alluvial/kerangas bank, BM limacodid slide 219.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All three specimens were from lowland rainforest.

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