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Penicillifera purpurascens Holloway  
Ocinara purpurascens Holloway, 1976: 86.
Penicillifera purpurascens Holloway; Dierl, 1979, Spixiana, 3: 256.

Penicillifera purpurascens
(natural size)

The insect is a uniformly dull purplish grey.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The three known specimens were all taken in very tall montane forest on the Mesilau Plateau at 1500m on G. Kinabalu. This habitat has now been destroyed and replaced by a golf course and a cattle ranch.

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