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Nirmides montana sp. n

Nirmides montana (holotype)

11-12mm, 12-13mm. The forewing is dull medium brown with the basal triangle not evident and the submarginal prominent, edged paler basad. The hindwings are darker brown. The male genitalia have the processes of the eighth sternite (still attached to the genitalia in the illustration) broad, convolute, the uncus vestigial and socii long, straight, tapering to a point and with a ventral flange. The female genitalia are as described in the generic account.

Holotype. SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Power Station 1930m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks & J.D. Holloway) BM limacodid slide 740.

Paratypes 2 as holotype, slide 143; 1 same general data as holotype but Park H.Q., 1620m, slide 741.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species was taken in tall rich upper montane forest. A female specimen from less diverse upper montane forest of lesser stature, more gnarled, on G. Mulu at 1790m may also be referable.

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