Ophthalmitis viridior sp. n.
22-26mm. In general appearance and in features of the male genitalia
this species is close to O. punctifascia. It is more heavily suffused
green, with the black fasciae more continuous, less punctate. The male genitalia
resemble those of punctifascia in having a scobinate band lining the
dorsal margin of the sacculus and curving round distally towards the centre of
the costa: in viridior the curvature is tighter and includes a slight
angle. In punctifascia the uncus has rounded “shoulders” but in viridior
these are more prominent, sharply angled. The processes of the eighth
sternite are narrow, acute rather than right-angled.
Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat.
Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 20, Mar-April, W.
Melinau Gorge, 250m, 422577, FEG3, kerangas, MV-understorey, BM geometrid slide
Paratype: 1 SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park,
1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m,
430558, FEG4, limestone forest; 3 Penungah, 8-17. 12.'93; 1 Bidi,
SARAWAK. (C.J. Banks); l NORD BORNEO, Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (John
Waterstradt); 1 Pulo
Laut, BORNEO, June 1891 (Doherty). BM geometrid slide 10456.
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (Penang: slide 13148).
Habitat preference. The holotype is from low elevation limestone forest,
one paratype from kerangas on a river terrace. The rest are also mainly from
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