FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Birthamula altichara sp. n. 


Birthamula altichara (holotype)

Birthamula altichara(paratype)


 12-13mm, 14mm. The males are larger, more robust and a darker brown than those of chara, the postmedial being more irregular over its anterior half. No variegated forms have been taken though the female has the area basal to the oblique line between the discal spot and the dorsum a pale fawn and the submarginal invested with pale fawn and, anteriorly, whitish fawn. The genitalia are as illustrated and as distinguished in the generic account.

Holotype  BRUNEI: 1670m Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman) BM limacodid slide 715.

Paratype. 3 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Park H.Q., 1620m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM limacodid slide 149; l, 1 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped., 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) G. Api, April, 900m (), 1200m (, slide 716).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material has been taken in upper montane forest at about 1600m except one male from lower montane forest at 900m on the limestone G. Api.

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