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Nirmides flavissima sp. n

Nirmides flavissima (paratype)

8-9mm. The forewings are dark brown with obscure markings apart from the basal triangle which is yellow-orange. The hindwings are dark brown as is on the forewing. The male genitalia have the eighth sternite processes more widely set and splayed than in other taxa. The uncus processes are wide-set, convolute, globular, and the socii are outcurved and tapering. The aedeagus is curved, tapering to an acute apex.

Holotype BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM limacodid slide 383.

Paratype. 1 as holotype; 1 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 12.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. Most specimens are from lowland forests, perhaps favouring those on acid soils; one is from upper montane forest.

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