Maxates muluensis sp. n.
Maxates muluensis (holotype)
9-11mm. In appearance
this species resembles a small M. melancholica. It is distinguished by
features of the male genitalia and the well separated pair of spines in the
eighth sternite. The ventral process of the valve is large relative to the rest
of the valve.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu
Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W.
Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430658, FEG 4, limestone forest, BM geometrid slide 10664.
Paratypes. 2 general data as
holotype, Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu 500m,
401464, mixed dipt. for., BM geometrid slide 10676, and Site 16, March, Long
Pala (Base) 70m. 324450, alluvial/secondary, forest. BM geometrid slide 10666.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The
species has been taken infrequently in a variety of lowland forest types. Only
dissected specimens are included in the type series.
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