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Limantricodes parva sp. n.

Limantricodes parva (holotype)

7mm, considerably smaller than pulverulenta. The wings are a warm pinkish buff, the forewings with very faintly darker medial and submarginal bands made up of sparsely scattered brown scales.

In the male genitalia the valves and their central processes are much more elongate than in the type species but lack the costal setose lobe and calcar of the latter. The uncus is bilobed rather than monolobed, and the gnathus is diagnostically angled upwards subapically.

Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 13, February Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for. BM limacodid slide 588.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Figure 42. Guide to the venation of macrolepidoptera (Setothosea asigna as in Fig. 10). Variation in the families keyed here tends to be in loss of CuP in both wings, loss of M2 in the hindwing, presence or absence of the M stem in the discal cells (stippled here), differences in the branching system of the forewing Rand M veins, and variation in the basal interaction of SC + R, and Rs at the anterior of the hindwing cell. The forewing cell normally has ten veins arising from it, either independently or in various branching systems. If fewer are present it is generally considered that loss or fusion has occured in the R system, so identification of veins is best done by counting from the rear to identify the two Cu and three M veins.

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