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Garudinia pseudolatana sp. n.  


Garudinia pseudolatana (paratype)
(x 1.73)


, 6-7mm. Externally, this species appears indistinguishable from latana, which is found in Sri Lanka and Sumatra. The male genitalia differ, however, having more evenly curved and slender saccular processes to the valves and a distally scobinate, rather than immaculate, aedeagus vesica that also has a more basal tuft of needle-like spines. Only dissected specimens are included as paratypes, as one damaged specimen (slide 2674) proved to have an immaculate aedeagus vesica.

Holotype .SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM arctiid slide 4939.

Paratypes: 2 (slides 4947, 5455) as holotype but Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m. 430558, FEG 4, limestone forest; 1 (slide 5457) as holotype but Site 7, January, Long Pala (Base), 50m. 324450, alluv./secondary forest; 1 (slide 5456) as holotype but Site 18, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 100m. 428563, alluvial forest & riverside veg.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a widespread but not particularly common lowland forest species. During the Mulu survey it was more frequent in alluvial forest.

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