Cania minuta sp. n.
The wings are pale reddish brown. The forewings are crossed by two fine dark
fasciae as illustrated and a fainter submarginal line follows the course of, and
is close to, a fine dark marginal. The two central fasciae are edged slightly
paler distad. In the genitalia the uncus is flat, broad, bifid, the two lateral
wings being setose and twice as long as the bifurcate central prong. The gnathus
is long, narrow, sinuous. The valves have a weak, setose costal lobe, and a
larger ventral, sclerotised and dentate portion, perhaps homologous with the two
arms of the valve in the bilinea group. There is a sinuous, acute furca
from each valve, and the saccus is long and very slender. The aedeagus is
basally bulbous and the vesica contains one large cornutus.
The wings are darker and greyer than in the male, the central fasciae more
curved and their pale edging more prominent. The ovipositor lobes are marginally
multilobed, less setose than in congeners; the post-ostial process is scobinate;
the bursa is relatively small and flimsy.
Genting Tea Estate, 2000ft, W. Pahang, MALAYSIA (H.S. Barlow) 23.10.1978,
BM limacodid slide 618.
1 (slide 619) as
holotype but different dates.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.
Habitat preference. Two males are known from Borneo, one from Badas, an
area with swamp forest in Brunei, and one from 900m (lower montane forest) on the limestone G. Api in the Mulu National Park.
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