FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
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Turnaca altipunctata sp. n.


Turnaca altipunctata (holotype)


20, 22 mm. This species is indistinguishable externally from punctata but in the male genitalia the valves are shorter, deeper, the gnathal processes broader, slightly spatulate, the aedeagus apex scobinate, and with the vesica bearing a weak, lobed cornutus and a cluster of slender, deciduous cornuti. The eighth sternite is markedly bilobed with a large cleft separating the lobes. The species is undoubtedly the sister of punctata.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), BM 1978-206, Site 1, January, Camp, 4, Mulu, 1790 m, 452463, upper montane forest (tall facies), BM notodontid slide 626.

Paratype. 1 as holotype, BM notodontid slide 1006.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens were taken in upper montane forest.

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