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Loxomiza herberti sp. n

Loxomiza herberti

Loxomiza herberti

21mm, 24mm. See the generic description and illustrations. The short zone of white fringes, as distinct from dark brown ones, on the margin of the forewing just subapically is also diagnostic. The ground colour is dull orange, irrorated and marked in reddish brown in the male, but a redder brown, more strongly marked in the female.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), BM 1978-206, Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu 1000m 413461, lower montane forest, BM geometrid slide 10416.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype but Site 14; 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, 27.IV.1981 (T. W. Harman) BM geometrid slide 16443.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Both male specimens were taken at 1000m in the lower montane zone of G. Mulu, the female being from a higher altitude.

The species is named for Herbert Sidek of Long Terawan who assisted with moth collecting at the time the specimens were taken.

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