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Mniothripa lichenigera Hampson
Giaura lichenigera Hampson, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 16: 543.


Mniothripa lichenigera

The forewings tend to have a greenish tinge, the reniform being more elongate and less distinctly bilobed than in congeners. In the male genitalia the valve apex is more symmetrically spatulate, rounded than in other species, the setae fine and dense around the margin but coarser and more dispersed in the centre. The setae on the sacculus are also fine. The aedeagus vesica contains a small group of almost granular cornuti. The tymbal organ has a pair of coremata associated with it. In the female the anterior margin of the ostium is a simple arch. The bursa is relatively narrow, with a more sclerotised zone basally.

Geographical range. Singapore, N.E. Himalaya, Borneo.

Habitat preference. A single male has been taken at 300m on G. Santubong near Kuching in Sarawak.

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