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Pomasia nuriae sp. n.


Pomasia nuriae(holotype)
(x 1.16)


7-8mm. This is probably the smallest of the vernacularia complex and is characterised by a broadly pale band, expanded distad at the disc, in the medial zone of the forewing. The bursa of the genitalia is also small, with neck and bulb approximately equally sized and spined, unlike any of the species from gelastis to luteata above. Two males from Penang (slides 18748, 18749) with similar facies may belong to this species. The aedeagus is small and the valves are characterised by a distinctive peg-seta towards the distal end of the pleat, and rather rounded saccular lobes (Fig 377).

Holotype . SAR[awak], Moore colln. 94-106, BM geometrid slide 18854.

Paratype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 7, January, Long Pala (Base), 50m. 324450 alluvial/secondary forest, BM geometrid slide 18653.

Geographical range. Borneo, ?Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are probably from lowland localities, the one with precise data being from alluvial forest.

The species is named for Nķria Lůpez Mercader, assistant to the author from 1995.

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