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Scopula flavinsolata sp. n.  
Scopula insolata Butler sensu Holloway, 1976: 64.

Scopula flavinsolata (paratype)
(x 1.16)

9-10mm. This species is larger than insolata and tinged strongly yellow throughout. The facies elements are similar, particularly the postmedial bands but these two are darkly ochreous, that of the forewing strongest near the dorsum, edged basad irregularly with black. In the male genitalia the aedeagus is broader than in insolata, the sclerotised arms of the valves paler, apically longer, acute. The cerata of the eighth sternite are equal in length, but shorter than in insolata aequibrachiata.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 19, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 100m. 427567, alluvial forest, BM geometrid slide 17783.

Paratypes: 2as holotype; 1 as holotype but Site 21, alluvial/kerangas bank; 5 as holotype but Site 23, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone; 1 as holotype but Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 305470 mixed dipt. for.; 1 as holotype but Site 7, January, Long Pala (Base) 50m, 324950 alluvial/secondary forest; 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) BM geometrid slide 9007; 1 BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley 5.01N 117.47E, 21.iv.1987, 150m (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs); 1 BRUNEI: 300m Ulu Temburong. LP298, 16.ii.1982 (T.W. Harman).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The majority of specimens is from lowland forest, particularly that on limestone and adjacent alluvial forest. One was taken at 1500m on G. Kinabalu.

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