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Chloroglyphica xeromeris Prout
Hipparchus xeromeris Prout, 1932, Gross-Schmett. Erde 12: 76.
Neohipparchus xeromeris Prout; Holloway, 1976: 61.

Chloroglyphica xeromeris

The forewings are triangular, the hindwings slightly angled. The ground colour is a deep emerald green, suffused slightly bluish in the forewing discal area. Irregular black and white speckling and blotching occurs subbasally, on the discal spots and submarginally, particularly towards the forewing dorsum and near the costal angle of the hindwing. On the underside the forewing is similar, but the hindwing is white with, over the anterior half, a broad black border.

Taxonomic notes. Herbulot (1992, Bull. Soc. ent. Mulhouse, 1992: 61) described C. devecisi comb. n. [Geometra] from Peninsular Malaysia with straighter margins to the wings, more brown on the underside and significantly different male genitalia: crossed octavals, a shorter uncus, recurved valves and a lateral process to the aedeagus.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a rare species of montane forest, recorded from G. Kinabalu (1620m), G. Mulu (1980m) and Bukit Retak (1618m). However, one specimen was taken at 300m in the hill dipterocarp forest of Ulu Temburong, Brunei.

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