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Ophthalmitis viridior sp. n. 

Ophthalmitis viridior (paratype)

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 10456.

Paratype: 1 SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 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 lowland localities.

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