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Bornethosea  nigrina sp. n.  

Bornethosea nigrina

10-11mm. See the generic description and illustrations for diagnosis.

BRUNEI: 15, Daerah Belait, Badas, swamp forest, 26 Feb 82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM limacodid slide 377.

Paratypes. 4 Badas Forest, 20m, BRUNEI, 26.ii.1982 (T. W. Harman); 1. Temburong, LP 298, 300m, BRUNEI, 21.11.1982 (T.W. Harman); 1. BRUNEI, Lower Temburong, lowland forest, 19.5.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest, 28.8.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Taxonomic notes. This is the most likely contender for the Bornean Birthama nigrina Hering (see Birthama rubicunda Walker) and is therefore given the same name.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species flies in lowland rainforest particularly swamp forest.

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