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Allothosea montana sp. n.  

Allothosea montana (holotype)

Allothosea montana(paratype)


11-12mm, 14mm. The species is larger than lola with a darker purplish brown, more speckled forewing. The pale marginal bands are narrower anteriorly, broadening out posteriorly. The male genitalia have a more curved costa to the valve. The aedeagus has a very large apical cornutus, a group of six or so moderate ones centrally in the aedeagus, and a long, narrow band of short spines between this group and the apex.

Holotype  Bukit Pagon, LP 308, 1680m, BRUNEI, 28.iv.1981 (T.W. Harman), BM limacodid slide 506.

Paratype. 1 Ulu Temburong Expedition 1978, BRUNEI, Retak, 1564m, 22.x.1978 (T.W. Harman); 2 SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 1, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780, 452463 (Upper montane forest), BM limacodid slide 514.

Taxonomic note. A specimen from lowland Brunei (60m, Ulu Belait, slide 864) has a more numerous array of longer spines centrally in the aedeagus (Fig. 219, 220)

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens have been taken in upper montane forest except the specimen mentioned as different in the taxonomic note above.

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