floccosa Prout comb n.
Thalassodes floccosa Prout,
1917, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 4: 278.
Thalassodes floccosa Prout;
Holloway, 1976: 62 (partim).
Diagnosis. This and the next species are very
similar, males having a buff tinge to the hindwing dorsum on the underside.
Males of floccosa have a dense fringe of long grey scales on the hindleg.
The male genitalia have rather small obtuse lobes at the base of the valve costa,
and the cleft in the broad eighth sternite is wide, obtuse.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey two males were
taken at 900m in lower montane forest on the limestone G. Api. Material
identified as floccosa by Holloway (1976) was mainly of the next species,
particularly from higher altitudes, but the genitalia illustrated in Holloway
(1976) fig. 424
were of floccosa from 1930m.
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