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Idaea galsworthyi sp. n.
Idaea comparanda neanica Prout sensu Holloway, 1976: 65.

Idaea galsworthyi
(x 1.16)

9mm. The facies is pale reddish fawn with only a hint of fasciation, such as a whitish submarginal fascia. The discal spots are small black dots, but there is no darker brown fasciation or punctuation on the veins as seen in most other straw-coloured Bornean species such as ptyonopoda or sakuraii. The male hind-tibia and tarsi are not significantly reduced, and well endowed with a hair pencil and dense scaling. The male genitalia have the valves simple, gently tapering to a rounded apex, lacking the sort of flanges, digitate processes or enlarged subapical setae seen in other straw-coloured Bornean species. The aedeagus is large, the vesica with a cluster of about twenty moderate cornuti that increase slightly in size from one end to the other. In the female the bursa is convolute with fine basal scobination and a ring of spines just distad from the centre.

Holotype . SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Park H.Q., 1620m, vii-ix.1965. Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM geometrid slide 9017.

Paratype  Data as holotype, BM geometrid slide 18527.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from montane forest.

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