Scopula deflavarioides sp. n.
8-9mm. In facies this species resembles S. deflavaria Warren (Tenimber;
Bali, Java, Sumatra, Timor (ssp. calorifica Warren); Sulawesi (ssp. relevata
Prout)) particularly in the fine, rather wavy fasciation on a yellowish fawn
ground. The postmedials are somewhat more emphasised than other fasciae.
However, the male genitalia are very different from those of deflavaria
and relevata males dissected). The valve processes are very short,
the sclerotised ones broad. The socii are slender moderate in length (short,
broad down-curved, setose in deflavaria). The eighth sternite is reduced
in size, the cerata short, not longer than the mappa; (the latter bilobed in deflavaria,
the cerata extending more than half its length again beyond it).
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM geometrid
Paratypes, all with general data as holotype: 4 as holotype; 3 as holotype but Site
22; l Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m 385470, mixed dipt. for.; l Site 12,
February, FEG 2, Mulu, 200m 386469, mixed dipt. for.; 3 (slide 18388) Site 13,
February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. Records are more or less equally divided between wet
heath forest (kerangas) and hill dipterocarp forest.
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