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Metaphoenia carneipennis Prout stat. n. 
Metaphoenia incongrualis carneipennis A.E. Prout, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 238.

Metaphoenia carneipennis

. See the previous species. The costal process of the valve in the male is not bifid apically. The female has a distinct zone of sparser scobination on the eighth segment on each side of the ostium, and the pair of pockets in the pouch anterior to this are associated with patches of denser scobination.

Taxonomic note. The species was originally described as a subspecies of incongrualis Walker, where the male genitalia have the valve processes set much more basally, the apical part being about twice as long as in carneipennis; the uncus is much longer, strongly downcurved, with a distinctly broader distal half. The lacuna on the eighth sternite is much reduced relative to a more extensive zone of scale bases over the posterior half of the sclerite in incongrualis, with concavity on the anterior margin.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Dissected material consists of the holotype from Mt. Dulit, two from lower montane forest at 1000m and one from hill dipterocarp forest at 500m on G. Mulu, one from 250m on G. Api and three from 100m on G. Santubong in Sarawak.

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