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Toxoproctis alticosmia sp. n.  

Toxoproctis alticosmia (holotype)

14mm. The facies is much as in cosmia and eumorpha, the grey perhaps a little darker, less brown in tint than in cosmia. The male genitalia are diagnostic. Both species have the genital capsule short, small, with the distal margin of the valve oblique rather than squared off, but the aedeagus in alticosmia has the apical spines extremely small compared to cosmia, where the straighter one at least is robust.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 5, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m, 451463, [upper] montane forest, BM lymantriid slide 1720.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen is from upper montane forest.

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