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Gymnoscelis admixtaria Walker comb. n.
    Eupithecia admixtaria Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Colln Br. Mus., 27: 21.

Gymnoscelis admixtaria
(Colln Herbulot)

Diagnosis. The wings are fasciated greenish-grey on pale grey as illustrated. The strong antemedial of the forewing and the rather dentate central part of the hindwing postmedial are distinctive.

Taxonomic notes. The slender valves, well-developed saccus, single cornutus of the aedeagus in the male genitalia of this species and its close Australian relative, G. bryodes Turner comb. n., suggest placement in Gymnoscelis. G. fragilis Warren comb. n. (New Guinea) has the same facies type and is also probably related.

Geographical range. Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, and possibly the Philippines and Sulawesi (not dissected).

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen is a female in Colln Herbulot from Kundasang at 1200m on the southern slopes of G. Kinabalu.

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