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Idaea squamipunctata Warren stat. rev
   
Ptychopoda squamipunctata Warren, 1900, Novit. zool., 7: 109.


Idaea squamipunctata
(x 1.16)


Diagnosis. The Bornean female identified here as squamipunctata is greyish fawn and rather strongly fasciated. Javan material is a more uniform fawn more as in ptyonopoda. The species is so similar to other fawn Bornean taxa that dissection of the genitalia is essential.

Taxonomic notes. The holotype is a female with a minute, scobinate bursa and ductus as in the Bornean female. The specimens both have an elongate, triangular rugosity just posterior to the ostium. The taxon has been placed in synonymy with the Sri Lankan I. actiosarta Walker, but is unrelated. A putative male from Java (slide 18522) has a long aedeagus with a slender, needle-like cornutus as long as the aedeagus. The valves are simple, tapering with weak basal coremata. The second sternite has a well-developed pouch. The contrast between the size of the aedeagus and the female bursa (unless missing in both specimens) may indicate this association is incorrect.

Geographical range. Java, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen from Borneo, a female, was taken in lowland forest at Poring Hot Springs (600m) on the eastern slopes of G. Kinabalu.

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