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Mahanta leworthyi sp. n.

Mahanta leworthyi (holotype)

 28-30mm. The facies is as illustrated and very similar to the only congener, quadrilinea Moore (N.E. Himalaya, Taiwan). There are, however, significant differences in the male genitalia. The aedeagus is straight rather than flexed, expanded subapically opposite the ‘thorn', which is larger and
displaced basad from the apex. The valves are deeper than long rather than narrowly oblong, apically rounded rather than angular. There is one long spine on the juxta rather than two short ones. 

BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM limacodid slide 612.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The unique Bornean specimen was taken in upper montane forest.

The Sumatran specimen is from around 2000m on G. Kerinchi.

The species is named for Philip Leworthy whose mechanical skills fixed many equipment problems during the Mulu survey.

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