Birthamula altichara sp. n.
The males are larger, more robust and a darker brown than those of chara, the
postmedial being more irregular over its anterior half. No variegated forms have
been taken though the female has the area basal to the oblique line between the
discal spot and the dorsum a pale fawn and the submarginal invested with pale
fawn and, anteriorly, whitish fawn. The genitalia are as illustrated and as
distinguished in the generic account.
BRUNEI: 1670m Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman) BM
limacodid slide 715.
Mt Kinabalu, Park H.Q., 1620m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J.
Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM limacodid slide 149; l, 1 SARAWAK:
Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped., 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) G.
Api, April, 900m (), 1200m
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All material has been taken in upper montane forest
at about 1600m except one male from lower montane forest at 900m on the
limestone G. Api.
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