FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Mambarila roseata sp. n.


Mambarila roseata (paratype)


 
8-9mm. The wings and body are a brownish rose pink with a faintly darker submarginal on the forewing and a similarly dark dash subcostally at about the centre of the wing. Other features are in the generic description. In the male genitalia the sacculus is more prominent than in rotunda, and there is no distally directed, weak, triangular process at the base of the valve as shown by that species. The aedeagus has a hooked spine apically, whereas in rotunda there is a patch of coarse scobination.

Holotype
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 7, Long Pala (Base) 50m, 324450, alluvial/ secondary forest, BM limacodid slide 688.

Paratypes. l as holotype but Site 20, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577 FEG 3, kerangas, BM limacodid slide 393 (deformed); 1 Site 27, G. Api, 1500m, Pandanus Camp, 429541, scrub, Pandanus, BM limacodid slide 640.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Two specimens were from lowland forest (kerangas and alluvial), the third was from upper montane forest on limestone.

Biology. The larva may be similar to that of M. rotunda, described in the generic account.

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