Turnaca altipunctata sp. n.
20, 22 mm. This species is indistinguishable externally from punctata
but in the male genitalia the valves are shorter, deeper, the gnathal
processes broader, slightly spatulate, the aedeagus apex scobinate, and with the
vesica bearing a weak, lobed cornutus and a cluster of slender, deciduous
cornuti. The eighth sternite is markedly bilobed with a large cleft separating
the lobes. The species is undoubtedly the sister of punctata.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D.
Holloway et al.), BM 1978-206, Site 1, January, Camp, 4, Mulu, 1790 m,
452463, upper montane forest (tall facies), BM notodontid slide 626.
Paratype. 1 as holotype, BM notodontid slide 1006.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Both specimens were taken in upper montane forest.
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