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Hemithea poseidonaria sp. n.

Hemithea poseidonaria

9-12mm. See H. neptunaria and H. krakenaria above. Diagnostic features of the male genitalia are a relatively short, downflexed saccular process and a small, narrow dorsal flap. The genitalia of a putative female (slide 10751) are also illustrated.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung 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 geometrid slide 10736.

Paratype: 2 as holotype, slides 10733, 17474; 2 (slides 10669, 10746) Site 14, 1 (slide 10735), Site 15, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m, 417461, lower montane forest, same general data as holotype.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is more frequent in lower montane forest but has been taken in a range of lowland forest types as well. Only dissected specimens are included in the type series.

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