Eucyclodes textiloides sp.
13-15mm. The species has facies similar
to that of the Himalayan E. textilis Butler comb. n., resembling a rather
lightly marked E. discata though with the anterior
part of the forewing postmedial more oblique, and with the hindwing postmedial
nearer the margin, particularly towards the tornus. The following features of
the male genitalia distinguish the species from textilis: the long,
sinuous process from the apex of the valve costa, the setose transtillae, the
expanded, rather trapezoid apex to the uncus and the very long gnathus.
Holotype SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu
Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W.
Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG4, Limestone forest, BM geometrid slide
Paratypes: 1 as
holotype; 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu
Temburong, rainforest, 23.4.81 (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 60m, Ulu
Belait, lowland forest, 21 .2.80 (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen).
Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln), Sumatra.
Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest.
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