Nirmides montana sp. n.
The forewing is dull medium brown with the basal triangle not evident and the
submarginal prominent, edged paler basad. The hindwings are darker brown. The
male genitalia have the processes of the eighth sternite (still attached to the
genitalia in the illustration) broad, convolute, the uncus vestigial and socii
long, straight, tapering to a point and with a ventral flange. The female
genitalia are as described in the generic account.
Holotype. SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Power Station 1930m, Cambridge Expedition
to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks & J.D. Holloway) BM limacodid slide
as holotype, slide 143; 1 same
general data as holotype but Park H.Q., 1620m, slide 741.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species was taken in tall rich upper montane
forest. A female specimen from less diverse upper montane forest of lesser
stature, more gnarled, on G. Mulu at 1790m may also be referable.
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