Luxiaria muluensis sp. n.
17-18mm. The ground of the wings is pale bone colour on both surfaces.
The upperside is lightly speckled with dark brown, more intense at the
postmedials, and with faint pinkish grey bands between these and the
submarginals. The wings are fasciated and banded dark brown on the underside as
in the atypical form of L. acutaria, but with the markings more diffuse
reddish, and with the medial fascia of the hindwings very much closer to the
In the genitalia the setose lobes of the uncus are apically acute rather
than rounded, closely associated with the relatively narrow, acute dorsal spur.
The subapical flanges of the ventral arm of the valve are large, rounded, the
right one bilobed: the basal part of the arm is relatively deep. The aedeagus
has a few coarse spines subapically and there is another small patch at the base
of the vesica.
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et
al.) Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM
geometrid slide 10421.
data as holotype, but Long Pala (Base), 70m, 324450, alluv./ secondary forest,
MV on batu, BM geometrid slide 16500.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The two specimens are from forested localities:
alluvial and hill dipterocarp.
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