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Idaea carnearia Warren
   
Symmacra (?) carnearia Warren, 1897, Novit. zool., 4: 63.
   
Ptychopoda carneola Warren, 1897, Ibid., 4: 223.


Idaea carnearia (x 1.16)


Diagnosis.
The wings are a dull, pale brick-red, with darker fasciae, those on the forewing transverse, only slightly sinuous. The discal marks are also faintly darker red, but not conspicuous.

Taxonomic notes. There is no pouch or rugosity on the male second sternite but its border with the third sternite is modified into a chevron shape with prominent lacunae as illustrated, and as described in the generic description for Lophophleps. The aedeagus is large with three large cornuti. The female has the bursa very large, spined throughout, strongly reflexed, with the ductus seminalis at the apex of the reflexed portion as in the next genus.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Bali.

Habitat preference. In recent surveys eight specimens were taken in lower montane forest (900m) on the limestone G. Api, and two in dry heath forest at Telisai in the lowlands of Brunei, a more restricted, but similar range to that of I. phaeocrossa above. One specimen was taken on the coast at the edge of mangrove between Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran in 1997.

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