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Ectropidia altiprimata sp. n.

Ectropidia altiprimata (holotype)

14mm, 13mm. This species resembles a larger, more extensively brown-suffused E. exprimata. The contrast between basal and distal zones of the wings is much less marked, the facies being suffused a uniform rich brown. The palest area is the patch in the centre of the forewing margin. The forewing postmedial is more strongly angular. The male abdomen has coremata in the same positions as exprimata but vestigial. In the genitalia the ventral margin of the valve costa is less sinuous, more evenly setose than in exprimata. The ventral margin of the valve itself is straight over the distal two-thirds, with a pair of large setae at the base of this portion and one centrally (lacking in exprimata).

Holotype . Bukit Retak LP238, 1465 metres, BRUNEI, 18.x.1978 (T.W Harman). BM geometrid slide 15855.

Paratype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et. al.) Site 26, April, G. Api Pinnacles, 1200m, 428545, open scrub.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Both specimens are from the upper montane forest zone.

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