Striogyia snelleni sp. n.
The facies is much as in foliola Snellen but the forewings are shorter,
deeper and a more pinkish brown colour. The male and female are as illustrated
and described in the generic account. The female differs from that of foliola
(represented by the holotypeonly)
in having a more extensively spiralled ductus, a longer bursa and a deeper,
almost heart-shaped signum.
Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
16, March, Long Pala (Base) 70m, 324450 Alluv./ Second. for. BM limacodid slide
Geographical range. Borneo. Sumatran males have significantly different
genitalia and, though a Sumatran female is illustrated here to show generic
genitalic characters, probably represent a distinct species, to which a specimen
from Singapore is also likely to belong.
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