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Axinoptera infusata Walker comb. n.
Eupithecia infusata Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1676.
Chloroclystis oedalea Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 415 syn. n.

Axinoptera infusata
(holotype of oedalea)
(x 1.47)

Axinoptera infusata
(x 1.47)

Diagnosis. This species is intermediate in facies between the first two but the forewing postmedial is only weakly angled, and the pale distal edging to it is less broken than in turgidata. The ventral arms of the valve are strong, spine-like, longer than the dorsal arms: the aedeagus vesica has a single cornutus.

Taxonomic notes. The taxa albitornalis Prout (S. India), errabunda Prout (Taiwan) and exortiva Prout (Rossel I., New Guinea), originally described as subspecies of infusata, are probably best treated as good species stats. n.: albitornalis has male genitalia that indicate the taxon is not related to infusata and possibly not even in Axinoptera (e.g. the valve is undivided and there are massive octavals).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean material seen is the holotype male of oedalea, a probable female (slide 3540) without altitude data from G. Kinabalu, and the holotype of infusata, probably from the lowlands of Sarawak (A.R. Wallace material).

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