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Nymphicula kinabaluensis Mey, [2009]; PED 3

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Nymphicula kinabaluensis Mey 2009: 106, fig 30, is from, Sabah, Mt. Kinabalu N.P. H.Q., Liwagu River. It is in the MfNH Berlin. It does not belong to the N. atriterminalis group, and is better placed in the N. stipalis group which is widely distributed in S.E. Asia.

  • Description

    Wing length: 5mm. A small sp. with an orange brown and white pattern. In the hind-wings N. kinabaluensis has some similarities with N. xanthobathra (Meyrick, 1894a) from S.W. Borneo. The serrate subterminal line and the five eyespots separated by orange or silvery white on the HW margin are said to be diagnostic for this sp. (Mey, 2009) However note that Nymphicula sp. 2 and the larger Nymphicula blandialis share the serrate subterminal line, but have four eyespots. The white post median patch from the costa is different in all three spp..

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Sabah, Brunei. Lower montane streams; 1400 - 1600m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Nymphicula blandialis
    Nymphicula xanthobathra

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Mey, W. (2009) New aquatic moths from high elevations of Mt. Kinabalu in northern Borneo (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Acentropinae). Ent. Zeitschr., Stuttgart, 119 (3) 99 -107.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare