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Ophthalmitis basiscripta sp. n.  
Ophthalmitis pertusaria Felder sensu Barlow, 1982: 132.

Ophthalmitis basiscripta  

Ophthalmitis basiscripta

28, 30mm, 32mm. This species is a uniformly mottled green, with strongly defined fasciation but no broad zones of dark suffusion. The antemedial of the hindwing is particularly strongly defined, more so than any other Bornean species that lacks broad suffusion. The male genitalia have a slender uncus lacking lateral processes and a valve with a diagnostic spine on the sacculus, a further one on the more distal transverse band, a weak cucullus and a strongly bowed costa.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for., BM geometrid slide 10459.

Paratypes: 1 O.U. Far East Exp., 3.ix.1981, Santubong Mt., SARAWAK; 1 BRUNEI: Bukit Beduan, 1500ft, 21 Feb 1979 (Allen); l Kina Balu, N. BORNEO (J. Waterstradt).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Material is scarce, with some concentration in upper altitudes of the hill dipterocarp zone, around 500m.

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