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Eupterote muluana sp. n.  

Eupterote muluana (holotype)
(.61 natural size)

Eupterote muluana (paratype)
(.61 natural size)

male.gif (860 bytes)56mm, female.gif (844 bytes)66mm. Externally the male resembles that of asclepiades in colour and fasciation, but is somewhat darker with the medial pale zones relatively smaller and the fasciate zone between them and the postmedial broader with extra fasciae (five rather than four on the hindwing). The female has all except the medial and basal zones and the submarginal dark brown, and there is a nacreous patch at the forewing disc. The brown areas are darker than in asclepiades, thus contrasting with the pale zones. The male genitalia have the interior process of the valve broad, rather rounded, distally serrate. The aedeagus vesica is less extensively scobinate than in asclepiades.

Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, RGS Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 2, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m, 452463 (upper montane forest), BM eupterotid slide 25.

Paratype female.gif (844 bytes) Data as holotype but Site 4.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The two specimens were taken in upper montane (mossy) forest on G. Mulu.

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