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Myrioblephara simplaria cucullata ssp. n.  
Ectropis simplaria Swinhoe, 1894, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1894: 221.
Myrioblephara submarginata Warren, 1906, Novit. zool., 13: 144.
Ectopis boarmioides Rothschild, 1915, Novit. zool., 22: 216.
Ectropis simplaria tranostigma Prout, 1931, Novit. zool., 36: 32.
Ectropis simplaria meseres Prout, 1935, Novit. zool., 39: 232.
Myrioblephara flexilinea Warren sensu Holloway, 1976: 82.

Myrioblephara simplaria cucullata

10-13mm. This race is externally very similar to other races, but is distinguished by two features of the male genitalia: the cucullus is strongly broadened at the apex; the saccular process is strongly curved distally within an arcuate sheath. Other races have the cucullar part of the valve costa no wider than the rest of the costa, and the saccular process is usually only slightly curved apically. The typical race is Himalayan, ssp. meseres Prout is from Java. ssp. tranostigma Prout from the Philippines, ssp. boarmioides Rothschild from Seram and ssp. submarginata Warren from New Guinea.

Holotype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et a!.) Site 5, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1780m, 451463 [upper montane forest], BM geometrid slide 13218.

Paratypes: 6 (slide 16403), 5 (slide 16359) as holotype or sites 1, 2 or 3; 1 general data as holotype but Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m 427550, lower montane forest; 1 SABAH: Kundasan 1050m, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway) Brit. Mus. 1968-186, BM geometrid slide 9269; 5 SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Park H.Q. 1620m, Cambridge Expedition as above.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi, S. Moluccas, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. This is a common species of upper montane forest, with its greatest abundance between 1500m and 2000m.

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