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Zeheba aureatoides sp. n.  

Zeheba aureatoides (paratype)

19mm. This species resembles Z. aureata or Z. marginata in facies but is larger, less yellow in tinge, with somewhat broader borders to the wings. It is best distinguished by the ventral arms of the valves. These are broader than in the other species and lucidata, with the subapical processes larger, particularly that in the right valve which is much more deeply based. The process on the left arm is more rounded.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG4, limestone forest, MV- canopy/understorey, BM geometrid slide 12671.

Paratype . BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, Sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, Apr. 81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. Both Bornean specimens are from the lowlands. Material from Sulawesi was from 1000m and above.

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