Goniopteroloba caeruleata sp. n.
11mm. The wing shape is typical of the genus. The colour is rich, dark
reddish brown, with darker fasciae as illustrated. The fasciae consist of a
clearer reddish brown band edged on each side narrowly by dark brown. Flanking
these fasciae and at the wing margins are irregular, rather linear, pale blue
markings, also lined with dark brown. There is a similar, rather zig-zag
submarginal pale blue fascia on both wings. In the male genitalia, the uncus and
divided valves resemble those of biconjuncta and the next species, but
the notch at the apex of the uncus is much narrower, the gnathal arms distinctly
angled subbasally, and the central part of the valve is relatively much larger
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Site 2, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m. 452463. [upper montane forest]
BM geometrid slide 10801.
Paratypes: 2 as holotype but Site 3, 1780m, 453463; 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, 5500ft
23-24: 1976; l BORNEO, Sabah, Kinabalu Nat. Park (M.J. & J.P. Duffels) Headquarters
area, Kiau Vieuw Trail 1560m 18.xi. 1989 (Univ. Mus. Amsterdam); 1 BORNEO as
above but Headquarters area, 1560m, 17.xi. 1989; l
SABAH (N. Borneo): 10km NE
Keningau, 1300m, 5.iv.1987 (C. Herbulot) (in colln Herbulot).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens were taken at around 1500-1800m in
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