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Axinoptera penataran sp. n.
Chloroclystis plicata Hampson sensu Prout, 1932c: 64.
Chloroclystis turgidata Walker; Holloway, 1976: 69

Axinoptera penataran(paratype)
(x 1.47)

9mm, 7-10mm. The ground colour of the wings is pale orange-brown, the fasciation blackish. The marginal spot of the hindwing is prominent, whitish. The costa of the male is strongly angled at one fifth, more so than in subcostalis. Distal to this it is folded up and then back over the upper surface of the wing. The male genitalia have the uncus extending beyond the produced tegumen. The lower arm of the valve is larger than the upper one, apically squared with a hook from the ventral angle. In the female the ductus is very long, ribbon-like, attached to the pyriform bursa at one third from its base. The ostium lacks the spines of subcostalis but is more generally scobinate.

Holotype . SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Kamborangoh, 2110m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM geometrid slide 9081.

Paratypes: 4 (slides 18948, 18949) general data as holotype but from Kiau Gap, Power Station, Kamborangoh and Radio Sabah sites as listed by Holloway (1976) (spread material only listed); 1 Mt Kinabalu, Lumu Lumu, 5500ft. (H.M. Pendlebury).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has only been taken on G. Kinabalu where it occurs from 1200m to 2600m, being most frequent at the 1930m Power Station site.

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