Pomasia lamunin sp. n.
8mm. The red areas are dark and extensive as in galastis, but the
paler fasciae are more prominent, whiter. The male genitalia have the uncus
broad, rather than needle-like, and the aedeagus vesica contains a long row of
small spines. The saccular lobes are triangular rather than quadrate as in galastis.
The female has the ovipositor lobes deep, square. The neck of the bursa is
spined along one side, the bulb extensively spined except for a diagonal band
where spines are absent.
Holotype . BRUNEI: 60m, Lamunin, Sg
Burong water tanks, disturbed lowland forest, 17-30.ix.1992 (G.S. Robinson). BM
geometrid slide 18619.
Paratypes: l (slide 18742) SABAH: 5 miles S. Mt Trus Madi, 1800ft.
18-28.viii.1977 (M.E. Bacchus); 1 (slide 10768) SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat.
Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 25, April,
G. Api, 900m. 427550, lower montane forest.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The three specimens range from the lowlands to the
lower montane zone. A male in colln Herbulot that is probably lamunin was
taken at Sepilok in the lowlands of Sabah.
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