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Idaea renunciata Walker stat. rev.  
   
Acidalia renunciata Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 23: 763.


Idaea renunciata (holotype)
(x 1.16)


Diagnosis and taxonomic notes. This species has been placed as a synonym of I. actiosaria Walker (Sri Lanka), but is probably distinct. The facies is not unlike that of ptyonopoda, so renunciata may represent a senior synonym. Unfortunately, the abdomen associated with Walker's holotype female is male and not geometrid! The identity may only be resolved when more extensive material of the genus is available from Borneo that may indicate with higher probability that only one species of this facies type occurs there. Alternatively it may represent the female of the more strongly marked males (e.g. slide 18502) referred to on Idaea sp.A, though the postmedials in these are slightly more distal.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype (A.R. Wallace material) from Sarawak is likely to have been taken in the lowlands.

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