Pomasia nuriae sp. n.
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
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