vetusinua sp. n.
Thosea vetusta Walker sensu
Hering, 1931: pl 89c.
This species resembles the female of vetusta in both sexes except the
forewing discal spot is absent, the postmedial is distinctly sinuous and the
marginal zone is more uniformly dark greenish brown. The male genitalia are
distinctive with very short furca arms and a roughly rectangular valve with both
costal and saccular margins produced into slender processes apically. The eighth
sternite has a slender bifid process like the tongue of a snake.
Genting Tea Estate, 2000ft, W. Pahang, Malaysia, 1.2.1981 (H.S. Barlow) BM
limacodid slide 803.
Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen was a female from Bidi
in the lowlands of Sarawak.
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