infusata Walker comb. n.
Eupithecia infusata Walker,
1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1676.
Chloroclystis oedalea Prout,
1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 415 syn. n.
(holotype of oedalea)
Diagnosis. This species is intermediate in facies between the first two but the
forewing postmedial is only weakly angled, and the pale distal edging to it is
less broken than in turgidata. The ventral arms of the valve are strong,
spine-like, longer than the dorsal arms: the aedeagus vesica has a single
Taxonomic notes. The taxa albitornalis Prout (S. India), errabunda Prout
(Taiwan) and exortiva Prout (Rossel I., New Guinea), originally described
as subspecies of infusata, are probably best treated as good species
stats. n.: albitornalis has male genitalia that indicate the taxon is not
related to infusata and possibly not even in Axinoptera (e.g. the
valve is undivided and there are massive octavals).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The only Bornean material seen is the holotype male
of oedalea, a probable female (slide 3540) without altitude data
from G. Kinabalu, and the holotype of infusata, probably from the
lowlands of Sarawak (A.R. Wallace material).
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