flavinsolata sp. n.
Scopula insolata Butler sensu Holloway, 1976: 64.
9-10mm. This species is larger than insolata and tinged strongly
yellow throughout. The facies elements are similar, particularly the postmedial
bands but these two are darkly ochreous, that of the forewing strongest near the
dorsum, edged basad irregularly with black. In the male genitalia the aedeagus
is broader than in insolata, the sclerotised arms of the valves paler,
apically longer, acute. The cerata of the eighth sternite are equal in length,
but shorter than in insolata aequibrachiata.
Holotype . SARAWAK:
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
19, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 100m. 427567, alluvial forest, BM geometrid slide
holotype; 1 as holotype but Site 21, alluvial/kerangas bank; 5 as
holotype but Site 23, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone; 1
as holotype but Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 305470 mixed dipt. for.;
1 as holotype but Site 7, January, Long Pala (Base) 50m, 324950
alluvial/secondary forest; 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m vii-ix.1965,
Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D.
Holloway) BM geometrid slide 9007; 1 BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley 5.01N
117.47E, 21.iv.1987, 150m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs); 1 BRUNEI: 300m Ulu
Temburong. LP298, 16.ii.1982 (T.W. Harman).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The majority of specimens is from lowland forest,
particularly that on limestone and adjacent alluvial forest. One was taken at
1500m on G. Kinabalu.
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