Garaeus conspicienda sp. n.
19-20mm. This is a more vinous purplish species than the previous two,
the fasciae delineated whitish. The forewing postmedial is diagnostically
sinuous or angled towards the dorsum, with a diffuse pale patch adjacent basad
in most Peninsular specimens. The antemedial is more separated from the
postmedial. In the male genitalia the spine of the furca is relatively much
longer than in apicata.
The specific epithet is a manuscript name applied to this species by L.S. Prout.
Holotype . [PENINSULAR MALAYSIA]: Pahang, F.M.S., Cameron Highlands, at light,
4800ft, 17.6.1933 (H.M. Pendlebury) BM geometrid slide 12751.
Paratypes: 3 MALAY PENINSULA:
Selangor, Bukit Kutu, at light, 3500ft [various
dates] (H.M. Pendlebury); 1 MALAY STATES, Bukit
Kutu, 3300ft (A.R.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. Of the two Bornean specimens seen, only one had
ecological data, coming from lowland forest (60m) at Labi, Brunei. The other is
from Sudong. Peninsular Malaysia material is from more montane localities as
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