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Loxotephria bornea sp. n.
Loxotephria padanga Swinhoe sensu Holloway, 1976: 79.

Loxotephria bornea
(paratype, in USNM)

13-14mm, 15mm. In facies this species is very similar to padanga Swinhoe from Sumatra, but with the pale mauve bands of each wing (formed in the forewing at least by the postmedial and submarginal) somewhat narrower. The main differences are in the male genitalia. In padanga the left furca is as long as the valve, the right reduced to a small acute spine; in bornea the left furca is slender, longer than the valve, the right furca half the length of the left. The valve ventral margin is smoothly curved in bornea, obtusely angled centrally in padanga. The cornuti of the aedeagus vesica are relatively longer in padanga.

Holotype SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Power Station, 1930m, vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu, 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) Brit. Mus. 1968-186, BM geometrid slide 12729.

Paratypes: 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Park H.Q., 1620m, general data as holotype, BM geometrid slide 9256; 2, 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, 1km S. Kundasang, el. 1530m. 24,27 Aug 1983 (G. F. Hevel & W.E. Steiner), in USNM.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The specimens were taken in the upper montane zone of G. Kinabalu (lower montane as defined in Holloway (1970)).

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