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Maxates melancholica Prout comb. n.  
Gelasma melancholica Prout, 1912, Genera Insectorum, 129: 149.

Maxates melancholica

Maxates melancholica

This and most of the species following are small, a dull olive green, with distinctly crenulate white fasciae. Most have ornamentation such as spining on the distal margin of the male eighth sternite, and a relatively long, acute process to the ventral margins of the valve, though melancholica has an unmodified sternite and a rather sinuous, sclerotised, rugose ventral process.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Recently collected material consists of three specimens from lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu.

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