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Eucyclodes textiloides sp. n

Eucyclodes textiloides(paratype)

13-15mm. The species has facies similar to that of the Himalayan E. textilis Butler comb. n., resembling a rather lightly marked E. discata though with the
anterior part of the forewing postmedial more oblique, and with the hindwing postmedial nearer the margin, particularly towards the tornus. The following features of the male genitalia distinguish the species from textilis: the long, sinuous process from the apex of the valve costa, the setose transtillae, the expanded, rather trapezoid apex to the uncus and the very long gnathus.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG4, Limestone forest, BM geometrid slide 16801.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype; 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 23.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 60m, Ulu Belait, lowland forest, 21 .2.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln), Sumatra.

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest.

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