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Ophthalmitis variegata sp. n.  

Ophthalmitis variegata

Ophthalmitis variegata

25-27mm, 27-32mm. The fasciae and discal rings are heavily blacked, and the greenish markings are more variegated than in other species; the black marginal markings are strong. In the male genitalia the uncus is very broadly trifid.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for./river, BM geometrid slide 10454.

Paratypes: 3 examples general data as holotype, Mar-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 1 Site 20, (slide 10455), 150m, 422577, FEG4, kerangas, 1 Site 22, 421575, kerangas, 1 Site 21, 423576, alluvial/kerangas bank; 1 BRUNEI: 1670m,Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb. 1982 (Allen & Harman); 1 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 8.9.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen);1 BORNEO: 79. 39.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent, most material recorded from lowland forest, particularly kerangas. A female was taken at 1670m.

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