Maxates melinau sp. n.
16mm. This is
a smaller, darker species than waterstradti, more uniform green, but with
similar pattern. The male genitalia suggest a close relationship to waterstradti,
the only difference being the greater breadth of the valves.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu
Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W.
Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, limestone, BM geometrid slide 10742.
Paratypes. 1 as
holotype; 1 same general data but Site 11, February, Camp 1,
Mulu, 150m, mixed dipterocarp for. / riverine, 385470.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All three specimens are from lowland forest, one from hill
dipterocarp forest on G. Mulu, the other two from forest on limestone.
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