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Metallolophia cineracea sp. n. 

Metallolophia cineracea

Metallolophia cineracea

16mm, 15-20mm. The wings above have a similar pale grey ground colour to that in variegata but with a more general, more or less uniform irroration of black scales. The fasciation and discal markings are reduced, finer, more regular. The underside is a darker, almost violet grey. The male genitalia are very similar to those of variegata, the saccular blade of the valve being slightly broader.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 15m, Telisai, sandy heath forest and Gymnostoma, 3.2.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM geometrid slide 10599.

Paratypes. 3 as holotype, two taken on 13.12.1979.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln).

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland heath forest.

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