FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Heringarosa cretacea sp. n.


Heringarosa cretacea (holotype)


 
9-10mm. This is distinguished from the previous species by characters of the male genitalia: the uncus is simple; the transtilla lobes are slender, mallet- shaped; the vincular processes are slender blades half the length of the valve; the aedeagus has a large, curved spine directed distally and a scobinate lobe adjacent to it.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. (J.D. Holloway et al.) BM 1978-206, Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m, 427550, lower montane forest, BM limacodid slide 651.

Paratypes. l as holotype, BM limacodid slide 391; l as holotype but Site 24, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 270m 430558, FEG 4 limestone forest, BM limacodid slide 653; l as holotype but Site 18, March, W. Melinau Gorge, l00m, 428563, alluvial forest and riverside, BM limacodid slide 652; l SABAH, Ulu Dusun, W. of Sandakan, 28-31.i.1976, lowland dipterocarp forest (E. W. Classey) BM limacodid slide 654.

Ten further specimens from the G. Api transect of the Mulu survey have not been dissected but are tentatively identified as this species.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (Bukit Kutu).

Habitat preference. The species appears to prefer lowland and lower montane forest on limestone.

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