View Image Gallery of Tribe Baptini

Eurytaphria melinau sp. n.

Eurytaphria melinau (holotype)

11m. The colour of the wing is as in the smaller chlorochroa but the dull, dark brown fasciation is more extensive, entire rather than punctate. The forewing has a curved antemedial and a sinuous postmedial as illustrated, with the discal spot weak. The hindwing postmedial is broad, straight, enclosing the discal mark, with faint brown clouding between it and the margin. The antennae are fasciculate (bipectinate in chlorochroa males). In the male genitalia the uncus is hood-like, the valves elongate, expanding slightly to an obtuse angle on the costa at two- thirds and one more distally placed on the ventral margin. The costa protrudes as a sort of lobe beyond the flexure of the zone of setation. The basal corema is associated with an area of carination. The aedeagus is a very slender rod, lacking the apical fan of small spines seen in chlorochroa.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 21, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 130m, 423576, alluvial/kerangas bank, BM geometrid slide 13111.

Paratype . INDONESIA: Kalimantan, Barito Ulo, lowland dipterocarp forst, 16-20.viii 1992 (W. Boyd-Wallis).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. See data above.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page

Copyright © Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.