insufficiens Gaede comb. n.
Desmeocraera insufficiens Gaede,
Quadricalcarifera insufficiens Gaede;
Kiriakoff 1968: 124.
Quadricalcarifera pallidicollis Kiriakoff,
1967: 52, syn. n.
Diagnosis. This species is smaller, its forewings a brighter, less blue green than
in lichenina. A specimen from G. Matang, Sarawak, has dark markings
similar to those of the next species, which is distinguished by the grey ground
colour to the forewings. The male genitalia have the aedeagus relatively very
short; the ventral margin of the valve is angled and bears an interior flap.
Taxonomic note. Quadricalcarifera taeniata Kiriakoff
(Sumatra) may also be synonymous with insufficiens if a female in the
BMNH identified as taeniata has been assigned correctly.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is uncommon. In the Mulu survey three
specimens were taken in wet heath forest (kerangas) on river terraces near the
Melinau Gorge and one in lower montane forest at 1000 m on G. Mulu. In Brunei
the species has been taken in lowland forest at Rampayoh and at 1618 m on Bukit
Retak. Specimens in the BMNH are from Samarinda, a lowland locality in
Kalimantan, and G. Matang in Sarawak.
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