geniculata Prout comb. n.
Ectropis geniculata Prout,
1932, J. fed. Malay States Mus., 17:99.
Ectropis geniculata Prout;
Holloway, 1976: 79.
Diagnosis. This is the largest of the four Bornean species, with the forewing basal
to the rather straight, subdorsally indented postmedial a paler grey than the
marginal zone. The hindwing postmedial is broadly biarcuate.
Taxonomic notes. A related species occurs in the mountains of Sulawesi (slide 13205),
sharing the feature of a tuft of hairlike setae from the dorsal surface of the
tegumen, but having the uncus entire rather than bilobed, and with a long,
sinuous rodlike process from the sacculus. M. pingasoides Warren comb. n.
also belongs to this group.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is only known from G. Kinabalu where it
is infrequent in the lower to upper montane zone, ranging from 1200m to 1930m.
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