falsaria Prout comb. n.
Thalassodes falsaria Prout,
Thalassodes griseifimbria Prout,
1937, Novit. zool. 40: 179, syn. n.
Thalassodes dissita Walker
sensu Holloway, 1976: 62, fig. 421.
Diagnosis. This species is more bluish green as in the last two, larger than P.
spiniseparati and the same size as clarifimbria. Diagnostic features
of the male abdomen are discussed below. In the female genitalia the ductus is
very short, the ostium narrow, with a broad, angular, postvaginal sclerotisation.
Taxonomic notes. The male genitalia and eighth segment of the type material of falsaria
and griseifimbria are very similar: the valves are rather rhomboidal
with a serrate saccular flange and a central rather setose thinning of the
lamina; the aedeagus is short, with a ventral sclerotised ridge with a serrate
edge. P. furvifimbria Prout comb. n. (Sri Lanka) is related but has a
much more extensive saccular process and lacks the ridge on the aedeagus.
Geographical range. India, Borneo, Java, Bali.
Habitat preference. Bornean material is from upper montane forest on G. Kinabalu
(1200-2110m) and G. Mulu (1790m).
Biology. Kuroko & Lewvanich (1993) attribute host data to this species
but illustrate a specimen of Thalassodes as redefined here.
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