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Pelagodes waterstradti sp. n

Pelagodes waterstradti

18-19mm. The green is relatively dark but the fasciation is typical. Diagnostic features of the male abdomen are: robust processes on the eighth segment with stronger curvature basally and a long spine and two or three smaller subsidiary ones anteriorly; long, slender, upcurved valve costal processes that
extend beyond the apex of the valve; only a weak step in the valve ventral margin; a juxta terminating dorsally in two slender, closely adpressed rods. The last feature is seen also in the Javan specimen (slide 4098) attributed to veraria and one from Sumatra (slide 4144): these have the costal and eighth segment processes different.

Holotype  NORD BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (John Waterstradt) BM geometrid slide 8679.

Paratype: 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, 5500, 23-24.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey), slide 8456.

There are two further specimens with data as the holotype but they have not been dissected.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from G. Kinabalu, only one specimen with altitude specified at 5500feet (about 1600m).

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