FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Flavinarosa holoxanthia Hampson comb. n.  
   
Narosa holoxanthia Hampson, 1900, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13:232
    Narosa holoxanthia
Hampson; Hering, 1931: 676; Holloway, 1976: 90,fig. 704.


Flavinarosa holoxanthia
(Khasis)






Diagnosis.
See generic description. Bornean specimens differ slightly from typical Himalayan ones in that the aedeagus vesica has one basal stout cornutus instead of a closely packed row of longer slender ones, and the two more distal rows of cornuti (seen more basally within the aedeagus) are usually of two spines rather than four or five. Bornean specimens are therefore referred to F. holoxanthia paucispina ssp. n.

Holotype ,SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m, 427550, lower montane forest BM limacodid slide 392.

Paratypes. l SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, W. Mesilau River, 3.ii.1964 (J. Smart), Royal Soc. Exped., BM 1964-250; l SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Park H.Q. 1620m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM limacodid slide 148.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya; Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. All three type specimens were taken in montane forest at 900m or above.

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