Maxates lugubriosa sp. n.
similar to melancholica, M. lugubriosa has a distinctive male abdomen.
The eighth sternite has its distal margin bilobed. The saccus of the genitalia
is narrow. The sacculus has a small lobe that has short spines subapically,
dorsally. The ventral process of the valve has a transverse flange at its apex.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu
Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 11, February,
Camp 1, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., riverine, BM geometrid slide 10670.
Paratypes. 2 BRUNEI: 15m Daerah
Belait, Badas, swamp forest, 26 Feb 1982 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM geometrid slides 17443, 17444; 1 BRUNEI: 3m, Seria,
secondary and coastal veg. 3.6.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM geometrid
range. Borneo, Java.
Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest, including swamp forest and
coastal vegetation. The species is rare. Only dissected specimens are cited as
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