Pomasia luteata sp. n.
9-10mm. The facies is somewhat more yellowish than in most species,
particularly towards the forewing apex, though this is not marked in some
specimens. Again, the genitalia provide the only really reliable diagnosis.
Males have the uncus slender, the valves relatively narrow, with the saccular
process also narrow, elongate, longer than in lamunin and lacunaria. The
female has a scattering of spines in the basal half of the neck of the bursa
with the distal half together with the base of the bulb immaculate. The rest of
the bulb is extensively spined.
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463 [upper montane forest], BM geometrid
Paratypes: 1 (slide 18747) Sandakan (Pryer & Cator); 1 (slide
18657) SAR[awak], Felder colln; 1 (slide 18640) SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5500ft. 23-24.i.1976
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (slide 18662).
Habitat preference. The few records range from the lowlands to the upper
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